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.
Clad in laminated wood and glass the exterior of the house is distinctly modern and a high pergola adds to its unique presence. The pergola is much more than an aesthetic addition as it keeps away direct sunlight even while providing lovely shade for the dining space on the wooden deck.
A new metal roof in dark gray with rain chains gives the exterior an interesting visual with warm ambient lighting turning this into a picture-perfect dwelling. Cozy bedrooms with custom décor in mahogany a home workspace with skylight and a serene large garden complete this re-energized California home.
Even in the kids’ room it is only décor and toys that bring in pops of bright color to an otherwise neutral backdrop and this theme continues into the master bedroom and bathrooms as well.
Bringing together the past and the present in a wonderful alchemy of styles and eras seems to be the favored path in the case of most home renovations in recent times. The idea of adaptive reuse of an existing structure instead of completely dismantling it and starting afresh has caught on both because of its economic and aesthetic sense. Located in the suburb of just a few miles from the heart of this fabulous home epitomizes the approach of blending the modern with the classic.
Moreover Knud Erik’s home is a truly resplendent dwelling place the embodiment of a man who places great value on his company’s legacy and Denmark’s enviable design heritage. It is doubtless a captivating homey and much-loved place of residence.
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.