The task of altering this old warehouse and its existing ambiance and interior spatial arrangement fell to Chris Dyson Architects who combined the past and the present of the discarded structure to give it a new lease of life.
Dubbed the the revitalized house now features a cozy and upbeat living and dining area and an ergonomic modern kitchen. A central pod covered in plywood is the real showstopper of the new interior as it houses a bathroom powder room and a pantry that opens up towards the kitchen.
The use of large windows and sliding doors not only brings in ample ventilation and a flood of natural light but it also visually connects one room with the other in a seamless fashion.
Exposed whitewashed brick walls create a cozy yet neutral backdrop that allows the furniture and accessories to shine through. The presence of a wooden ceiling heavy wooden beams and window trims adds warmth to the interior and keeps its original industrial flair intact. Blessed with ample natural light and filled with dazzling lighting fixtures this New York home is a cheerful and ergonomic delight!
Apart from the framed glass door that swings open to connect the living area and the backyard a large glass window next to a custom wooden bench in the living room completely opens up the interior to the world outside. This allows the brick wall covered with Boston Ivy to become a part of the living space visually giving the Holden Street House a hint of green goodness!
Designed by Moloney Architects the uses a cantilevered structure to not only get past the conundrum of a sloped site but also to offer the best possible views of the landscape around the home. On the inside clean straight lines and a series of visually connected open spaces create a cozy and curated ambiance.
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.