Clever floor-to-ceiling shelving both in the kitchen and the dining room provide ample storage space while stacked firewood adds another layer of intrigue to the interior. Open metallic bookshelves shape the home library even as a couple of cozy chairs and a cool table complete a library that maximizes space without compromising on style.
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.
To further improve ventilation without sacrificing space the old light shaft was replaced by a cool walkable glass slab on the second level. The attic-level bedrooms enjoy a flood of natural light thanks to the presence of six roof windows even as the original timber structure here was preserved and restored. Repairs to the roof were carried out to improve the insulation of the house and avoid any future leaks while a simple color palette and Scandinavian-style décor give the home an inviting and polished appeal.
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.
A new basement level was added and the existing roof was extended creating two additional levels in the limited space available. The light-filled basement that extends into the private rear yard contains the new open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining room.
Another interesting feature is the cool combination of dark gray and pastel pink which transforms the living space into a chic and glamorous setting that borrows from Hollywood science fiction sets. Despite the generous use of gray there is a sense of excitement and energy throughout the loft and nothing feels mundane or far too sterile.
Is a contemporary home in Taiwan that finds this elusive balance between refinement and cheerfulness as its gorgeous black white and gray backdrop is enlivened by pops of bright blue and orange. Designed by Ganna Design to meet the needs of a young couple who spend more time on the road than at home this elegant residence aims to create an atmosphere of relaxation and intimacy.