An affordable and nature-centric family home in Ecuador provides a fabulous gathering and living space for a multi-generational family of sixteen! In a world where homes and families are becoming smaller and smaller this ingenious house is a refreshing change of pace both in terms of aesthetics and ergonomics.
Transforming a forgotten 1920’s manor house in the heart of Luxembourg EPAD managed to turn a dark and poorly planned interior into a light-filled modern home that meets the demands of an urban family. Spread across two different levels the traditional manor house was completely altered using a new floor plan that turned two levels of the home into a living area.
Dubbed the original apartment was renovated way back in the 70’s and with time poorly planned additions and restorations turned it into a dark and boring space. Its new owners wanted a refreshing bright and inviting interior where the original charm of the loft was preserved enhanced and married with breezy modernity.
It is a splash of purple that breathes life into the bedroom even as a bright wall mural and clever decorative pieces fill the nursery with cheer. Art Deco influences hold sway in the dining room that also doubles as a serene and rejuvenating hangout with framed photographs adding to the urbane setting.
Remodeling an old home into a modern delight that meets the needs of its contemporary owners is a hard task in itself. But this becomes even more challenging when you have to incorporate space-savvy features and smart storage options that make the most of every inch on offer.
Even the best architects in the world at times emulate nature’s design in the form of biomimicry to create contemporary masterpieces while us more ‘ordinary’ folks turn to the many colors found in the natural world in search of decorating inspiration.
Coming to the green credentials of the house it is passive heating and cooling technology coupled with top-notch insulation that ensure the temperature inside the home remains more or less constant during both the summer and winter months. With 35kW of solar panels providing more power than consumed by the household this Aussie home ends up keeping its carbon footprint down to an absolute minimum!