But this three-story residence on the outskirts of Paris is even more unique and ingenious thanks to architect Andrea Mosca’s use of stepped beech wood shelves that become the focal point of a rejuvenated interior. Renovated and transformed from a dark and inconvenient home into a bright and light-filled modern hub the maximizes space while ensuring that the home takes on a sophisticated vibe.
Sliding glass doors and roof overhangs combine to extend the living area outside and create a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay. It is the ground floor that houses the living area kitchen dining room puja room and additional public spaces while the top floor holds the master suite additional bedrooms and the kids’ rooms.
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!
It is Crittall windows and doors that play a crucial role in shaping the form of this new addition even while ensuring that its timeless appeal and traditional aura are not completely lost. These elegant dark steel-framed windows perfectly complement the brick walls of the original structure and also give the a slight industrial appeal.
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.
With the glass roof also bringing in ample natural light the new interior is instantly more cheerful modern and relaxing. Acting as a transitional zone between the existing house and the lovely garden this glassy extension also doubles as a cool family hangout.
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.