Beautifully appointed with sumptuous fixtures and quaint detailing Hellerup Manor House meshes both a traditional and midcentury modern aesthetic; it is on the one hand cozy and homely on the other light and airy. Furnishings and fittings set against varied backdrops placed in nooks and crannies or under eaves imbue the home with emotion personality and presence.
Cedar and weathering steel shape both the exterior and the interior of the home and offer a wonderful textural alchemy while complementing the air of modernity indoors. Spread across two different levels the house offers a relaxed setting where the landscape becomes a part of the narrative in an organic fashion.
There is nothing like a relaxing beach house to escape the rush of mundane city life and enjoy a rejuvenating weekend with friends and family. Overlooking an idyllic stretch of beach and the vast Pacific in the distance is all about a tranquil lifestyle wrapped in modern comfort.
A new extension and a cheerful refurbishment of the interior was carried out by OB Architecture who played with the original elements of the structure and combined the home’s rich past with aesthetic modern elements. The central social zone of the revamped home is most obviously the gorgeous landscape that is visually connected with the kitchen and dining space indoors.
Large glass doors with metal frames connect the living area kitchen and dining space with the lavish deck outside while providing unabated views of the distant landscape. The interior combines modern décor with a serene beach style offering the best of both worlds.
The central garden of the house is its main social area and it’s flanked by the main living zone on one side and a home office and recreational wing on the other. Fold-away doors on both sides turn the living space into a passage between the front yard and the central garden!
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.