A new kitchen living area and dining space on the lower level are connected with the pool area using large sliding glass doors bringing in a flood of natural light. The color scheme is kept largely neutral to let the vast and tasteful art collection of the homeowner shine through in various rooms of the house.
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.
Described as “a gutsy jovial tour de force” (Monocle September 2014 Issue 76) Knud Erik Hansen’s accumulated business acumen has helped turn around the fortunes of Carl Hansen & Søn ensuring the prestigious family-run Danish institution remains independent profitable and true to its Danish roots.
Since they are electrically driven the shading system is uber-easy to operate and drastically alters the appearance of the home. But the smart features of do not end here as the top level glass living area that opens into a cut-out garden is another showstopper that instantly wows you.
The lower level of the home contains the living space along with kitchen dining area and guest rooms that are connected with the large rear garden through glass doors. An additional wing houses social zones along with the top floor that contains the master suite and family bedrooms.
There are numerous projects showcasing a remarkable array of contemporary architectural structures that place an emphasis on aesthetic design functionality and longevity. The minimal perspective evident clean lines and use of natural materials are at variance with the brutal abstract and formidable forms of Soviet Modernism. This fresh contemporary architecture has arguably more of a European quality and style.
This gives the living space kitchen and the bathrooms plenty of character and a unique flair while keeping the color scheme strictly neutral. The use of large glass windows smart skylights and glass doors brings in plenty of natural light which flows from one room to the next. Midcentury décor additions are combined with modern counterparts to create a balance between styles and eras.