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.
What was previously the driveway and garage was turned into the new courtyard and a series of stepped terraces and an open central space now welcome you in style. Clad in Pennsylvania bluestone the entrance presents a mere preview into the greater grandeur that lies within the home.
Nestled down on the lower level of the residence is the open living area dining room kitchen and a study while the top floor houses five spacious and comfy bedrooms with wonderful river views. A parking area and sunken garden at the front of the house offer a buffer of sorts and keep out the busy street noises even as a beautiful courtyard provides a spacious hangout for the entire family.
How would you love to escape to a mesmerizing holiday home nestled on the rocky coastline of a small island in Norway? It does sound like an exciting proposition filled with amazing views and loads of tranquility! Promising precisely that and a whole lot more is by Lund Hagem which was designed for a young family who wanted to transform their more modest holiday home into something far more exciting and expansive.
Keeping away from excess it is this minimal approach that defines the color scheme and the décor choices on the inside as well. An open living space spacious kitchen and light-filled dining room make up the new ‘social zone’ that is filled with ample natural light and flows into the deck outside.
The solid stone structure on the base level contains the children’s rooms along with the safe room and other service spaces. The more open sheltered area holds the patio living area and kitchen and is connected with the outdoor dining and lounging area.
Many of the existing doors and windows were retained and revamped to improve the ventilation of the house with the top level now housing a comfy master suite that paints a picture or serenity and style. Combining the residence’s existing classical flair with a distinct modern style and a sophisticated mood this lovely North London home definitely acquired a new lease on life after its latest upgrade!