It is one thing to turn to the adaptive reuse of old structures and transform an abandoned warehouse or an aged church into a beautiful modern home. But this task becomes even more challenging when an old upholsterer’s workshop that is just 12m X 3.7m needs to be altered into an inviting contemporary residence.
It is easy to see the many space-saving additions inside this cheerful and light-filled home. The standalone kitchen unit and workstation (sitting under the stairway) the small living area and the multitude of nifty cabinets give the lower-level living area a breezy ambiance.
The original brick façade of the house was considerably altered by turning the old veranda at the front into a fabulous timber screen that offers complete privacy to those inside. The slated timber addition not only helps create a sense of privacy but it also filters in sunlight and manages to deliver that fine balance between a cool living environment and a light-filled cheerful interior.
Connected by a stunning open wood-and-steel staircase that ends up being the most prominent feature of the rejuvenated the interior is filled with natural light which finds its way through the attic and the second level on to the bottom floor.
The new addition contains within it a kitchen that becomes the ‘social zone’ of the house along with the dining room and the living area. A series of sliding glass doors connect the home with the central courtyard and the rear pool retreat that also contains a spacious wooden deck barbecue zone and outdoor dining space.
Life here is all about maximizing space even as a series of glass floors skylights sculptural glass and metal staircases and glass walls ensure the unabated flow of natural light from one section of the house to another. Custom cabinets in the bedroom and kitchen make the most of the vertical room on offer and state-of-the-art kitchen appliances from the likes of Miele Wolf and Kohler make your life a whole lot easier.
A series of glass walls and windows connects the interior with the garden and the mountain views beyond even as comfy modern décor and a neutral color scheme create an air of stylish comfort and timeless class.