A home that sits on top of a mountain does bring along with it plenty of advantages and a few design challenges as well. For starters the pros include a great view of the landscape all around and even the distant horizon along with oodles of privacy that no urban residence can offer.
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.
The color scheme of the interior is dominated by gray and white hues that fashion a serene and cheerful backdrop in every room of the house. Splashes of bright color were added to this muted background using décor accessories and vivacious artwork without ever disturbing the polished contemporary style.
Reconfiguring it into three large luxury units meant the addition of a copper clad box at roof level to extend the available living area without actually disturbing the original style and flair of the building. Another fascinating feature is the use of refurbished Crittall factory windows which usher in the industrial vibe of the original edifice.
Exposed brick walls in the kitchen and dining area complement the contemporary shelves and cabinets beautifully even as the living area effortlessly extends into the central courtyard. Unique decor laced with vintage accessories and smart skylights turn the conversion into a timeless delight!
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.
Indoor plants flower vases and beautiful artwork also do their part in giving the interior a distinct personality that removes any boredom. A wood-burning fireplace with a gallery-style display above it is the focal point of the living area around which the rest of the room evolves organically.