It is one thing to give an old home a new skin and ambiance with a quick renovation but transforming it into an energy-efficient modern home is a completely different proposition.
This clever balance of elements and sophistication continues indoors as well as a neutral color scheme dominated by white and gray shapes a serene yet refined backdrop. The living area kitchen and dining space sit on the lower level of the home while the top floor contains the private quarters.
There is nothing more alluring than the idea of a home with a dynamic façade that changes its form and completely alters its aura at the mere press of a button. Operable windows wooden slats and other smart ventilation systems often achieve this with ease as they blend functionality with captivating aesthetics.
Even the kitchen workstation and island reflect this sense of minimalism as they shun away any excess and blend into the background seamlessly. Shelves and cabinets seem to melt away into the backdrop even as the fabulous pendant lights above the dining table steal the spotlight!
Even though the color palette veers away from using any bright hues and largely employs white pleasant wooden elements in the dining room kitchen and at the entrance provide all the textural and visual contrast necessary. This also creates a bridge between the existing home and the modern extension aesthetically and allows for a blend of contrasting eras.
It is a careful balance between nostalgia and the present as the woodsy cabin look is never lost throughout the ski retreat even as practicality and contemporary décor additions add playful elegance and a sense of refinement. The central living zone features a floor-to-ceiling cold-rolled steel fireplace that becomes the focal point of the area.
Warm and inviting by Dotter Solfjeld Architecture adopts a similar style as its central courtyard defines the overall contours of the house and gives it a relaxing modern appeal. The lovely use of wood adds elegance to its street façade even as a small garden welcomes you at this beautiful California residence.