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.
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.
A renovation that relied on opening up the interior with a series of sliding floor doors the makeover completely altered the ambiance indoors by bringing in a flood of natural light. A more open plan living area saw the living space kitchen and dining room becoming one as previous walls were brought down in favor of a more free-flowing interior.
Despite the generous use of cold steely gray and bright white every room in the house has a snug inviting appeal thanks to the abundant use of natural elements. Wood wool and cleverly incorporated natural textures get this accomplished without ever disturbing the color scheme.
The color scheme in the living area is kept largely neutral with the warm wooden accents of the kitchen adding textural and visual contrast. The bedrooms and kids’ spaces also use a similar muted backdrop with décor and accessories ushering in curated splashes of color. Practical elegant and resourceful this modern renovation project makes the most of what is on offer!