Irrespective of the source even and smart lighting makes a big difference to the ambiance of a home and the gorgeous in Willesden Junction highlights this fact ever so beautifully! Refurbished and given a new extension by deDraft the once traditional English home now has a more modern and cheerful feel that is centered around clever natural lighting and a neutral color palette.
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.
Inspiration is often found in the unlikeliest of sources. It is barely a surprise then that it was the form and feel of a lifeguard tower that inspired the homeowners of this modern family residence in Israel when chalking up the images of their dream dwelling.
Consuming 90% less energy than dictated by local building norms this modern home also demands very little in terms of maintenance. As you move beyond the woodsy exterior and head indoors it is a minimal all-white living area that greets you.
It is the ground floor that contains the living space dining area kitchen master suite and additional bedrooms while the top level houses the second master suite along with the open study and the sunroom. Complete with a sauna massage room home library and a refreshing pool and a vibrant garden the Gallery House epitomizes contemporary grandeur at its functional best!
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.
The new open plan living area flows into the cool dining space that overlooks the deck outside with the small kitchen in white sitting next to it. A drawing room sits between the living room and the kitchen and acts as a connecting and transitional zone. Two relaxing bedrooms and a bathroom on the top level complete the exquisite makeover that finds a balance between modernity and classic elegance!