The biggest problem that plagues old buildings built several decades ago is the poorly planned additions and renovations that they go through with time making them almost untenable as cheerful modern homes.
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.
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.
Building a modern home inside a protected eco-zone is a task that requires both sensitivity towards the natural bio-network that already exists and ingenious architectural solutions that will create a structure that will seem like a natural extension of the landscape.
One of the hardest parts of home design is to unearth space when none exists. This often means turning to space-saving cabinets and décor that takes up little square footage as well as utilizing clever tricks that give the impression of an airy open interior.
Of course many of us limit color such as white gray and brown just to the backdrop and turn to brighter more cheerful hues to add another layer of intrigue to the room. But designer Gabriel Fontes de Faria of HomePolish took the love for neutrals a step further with his that is all about a beautiful balance between contemporary minimalism and a cozy ambiance.
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.