Glass walls windows and a new extension that contains the rejuvenating bathroom are crafted to bring in ample ventilation and connect the living zone and family area with the lush green landscape outdoors. The courtyard plays a pivotal role in shaping the overall ambiance of the villa as the outdoor dining room/hangout seems like a natural extension of the classy kitchen with pass-through windows.
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.
Energy-efficiency and top-notch insulation were important aspects that defined the overall silhouette of the residence as the regulates the temperature indoors. Adding to this is a double-flow mechanical ventilation system that keeps the heating and cooling needs of the home to a minimum.
The design of the home insulation used and smart choice of light fixtures makes the residence extremely energy-efficient and the addition of photovoltaic panels provides green energy while dramatically reducing the carbon footprint.
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.
One of the smart features of the spacious home is the unique TV room that is separated from the living area using wooden slats. This not only offers better acoustics for the room but ensures the homeowners spend as little time in front of the TV as possible by delineating the space from the larger family room.
In today’s modern and news-savvy world brand Russia is in a downward spiral. Yet despite its non-egalitarian standpoint on many issues Russia has often maintained an open-minded outlook on its varied architecture: from contemporary homes to brutalist facades and imposing palaces to the tightly-packed Khrushchyovka (originally well-intentioned these mass standardized housing projects were erected to deal with housing shortages and overcrowded cities in what was the former Soviet Union).