It is the landscape the views on offer and the neighborhood that often define the silhouette of the house and the balance between privacy and ‘openness’ when it comes to design. Nestled in Kibbutz Yehiam Israel tends to veer more towards the latter with its unique design that blurs the conventional boundaries between the interior and the world outside.
Extensions to classic Victorian and heritage homes are often rear additions in glass and metal that tend to flow into the garden outside. But the in showcases a completely different approach to the extension of living space and a revamp of the interior by utilizing an ‘insert’ that is both modern and glassy!
Visualized with plenty of urban flair and a dash of greenery by Buro 108 the gorgeous home welcomes you with a grand living area that is clad entirely in gray. There is undoubtedly a modern industrial feel to the with the outstanding lounge that contains an indoor plant and a round tree seat becoming the showstopper here.
Some of the original features of the building like the façade wood paneling on the walls and skirting were carefully preserved restored and given a new lease on life while the floor plan of both the lower living level and the top bedroom level were considerably altered.
With a smart indoor-outdoor interplay as the major factor in defining the house and its silhouette one sees the raised terrace become a part of the living space indoors. The connection between the outdoors and the living space goes beyond being merely visual as the transition between both spaces is simply seamless.
A roughcast concrete river wall stands between the house and the river’s edge and sets clear boundaries while the silhouette of the house and the ‘raw’ nature of the elements used in construction draw from local architecture and its historic industrial past.
A plan for a home that started out as a traditional New England dwelling in all its splendor soon morphed into a contemporary retreat and an inviting family residence that sits on a lush green lot in Massachusetts. The rests on land that was once home of dense vegetation wetlands and a huge rock ledge.