The problem is often not the lack of space but the way we put existing space to use. We simply do not pay enough attention to the vertical space on offer and utilize it to the hilt as this smart modern residence in Slovakia does.
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.
With the existing roof being lifted and split the interior gains in vertical space and this adds to the ‘cheerful’ appeal of the Aussie home. Clad in and fitted with smart skylights the new insertion improves the ventilation further and completely transforms the ambiance of the Parkville Residence.
With a neutral color scheme and fabulous décor that adds color and pattern there is a great balance here between native decorative elements and clean contemporary design. Seemingly both dramatic and understated it is the hardwood battens that give the top level of the house its distinct identity regulate ventilation and provide an additional layer of privacy.
Nothing transforms an interior completely like the right lighting. It could be a flood of natural light on some occasions and a carefully planned and executed combination of recessed and pendant lighting on others.
A new foyer and a fireplace delineate space and offer more privacy to those in the living and dining room. The expansive lake views are hidden carefully by this feature and it is only when you venture in further that you realize the true magnificence on display.
Once you step inside this elegant home the image of the dark stained cedar exterior is quickly replaced by a breezy living space clad in neutral hues and an open living area that is filled with ample natural light.