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.
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.
The exterior of the house is a wonderful blend of woodsy elegance and contemporary style as clean straight lines large glass windows and pops of gray paint a distinct and dashing visual.
While the color scheme of the backdrop is largely white additions such as the black accent wall in the family room plush rugs colorful couches and décor breathe life into the setting. The focus here is on loads of natural light and a breezy ambiance that seems like an extension of the world outside.
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.