A home that combines the historical past of with a modern lifestyle was designed by Bates Masi Architects to meet the needs of a young couple and their growing family. It is the potato barns in the region that offered the template for this lovely fusion of past and present as the exterior of the home borrows from their classic design.
The living area and the kitchen make up the central social zone of the beach house with the family room dining area home office and the master suite also being positioned to make the most of the view on offer. The focus inside this California home is firmly on taking in the panoramic scenery that surrounds it without compromising on comfort or aesthetics.
That said those buildings from the old Russia are unique to its history and heritage their often modern and brutal abstraction emblematic of a fascinating architectural chapter that doubtless influences what we see today.
Large sliding glass doors in the rear usher in a touch of modernity to the edifice even as the bright pops of red steal the spotlight. A combination of three different cubic volumes the lower levels comprise the living areas while the top floor contains the bedrooms and bathrooms along with workspaces.
The overhaul saw the opening up of the interiors to usher in a flood of natural light while removing the indoor partitions to create a more open and cozy living area. The low-pitched roof and exposed rafters of the original home accentuate the midcentury style of the latest renovation as plush décor in neutral hues fills up the living room and the bedroom.
Located in the beautiful city of Carmel-by-the-Sea California this cozy home was originally a Mid-Century era structure that was in need of a breezy contemporary update. But Studio Schicketanz not only altered the interior of the aging structure but also gave it an entirely new context by turning it into the very first LEED-certified home in the neighborhood.
In addition there are works by Kaare Klint Mogens Koch Mogens Lassen Fritz Henningsen and Ole Wancher among others. Adding to the home’s charm and appeal Knud Erik has also mixed in antiques alongside treasured mementoes that he collected during several years spent in South Africa and Asia.