But the smart renovation went beyond just the rear addition as the interior was completely altered to give the classic home a new lease on life. Despite the new structure in glass steel and timber the front façade of the heritage home was left largely untouched in order to preserve its rich history.
Modern extensions to classic homes often take inspiration from the existing setting and the idea is to find that delicate balance between the existing and the new with one space flowing into the other.
Then there is that incredible connectivity with nature which leaves you mesmerized as you enjoy the constantly changing sights and sounds outside. Bringing all this and a whole lot more to the table is the fascinating in Arizona deisgned by Kevin B Howard Architects.
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.
With the husband being a chef and food writer the presence of a top-notch spacious kitchen for TV productions was an absolute must while another work area next to it hides all the work-related files and serves as a connectivity center.
The is a Grade II listed Georgian house that went through a series of poorly planned additions and renovations for the last 6 decades leaving it a dreary and unwelcoming home. The task of turning it into a bright modern family home fell to Cullinan Studio who employed a cubic glass structure to get the job done.
The most appealing part of the home is obviously the stone exterior and textured walls indoors that really drive home that warm inviting Mediterranean allure. An earthen color scheme coupled with age-old oak for the ceiling beams turns this Kiev masterpiece into a dreamy relaxing getaway.