Smart lighting and a flood of natural light combine to provide even illumination even as the wooden floor in the dining room living room and family area ushers in even more warmth. Natural stone wall sections and cozy niches put the final touches on this altered Spanish residence
An open plan living on the lower level can also accommodate a dining space and dedicated kitchen down the line while the bedrooms on the top floor combine privacy with controlled ventilation and smart city views.
A fabulous makeover by Neumann Monson Architects gives this old and dreary structure a light-filled and cheerful new lease of life where the classic elements are toned down and modern minimalism takes over. The central focal point of the new interior is the spiral staircase that connects the living area on the lower level with the new master suite above.
The minimal façade of the designed by FBM Architecture- Interior Design hides a more open and inviting interior that completely embraces the natural scenery and the unabated ocean views in the rear. Having been built on a modest budget the house relies on wood glass and stone to shape a stylish setting that balances natural elegance with contemporary sophistication.
This multi-level makeover improves the interior with a new living area dining room and kitchen on the lower level that open up towards the deck outside. A new upper level contains the bedrooms along with two bedrooms on the existing part of the ground floor.
A stone walkway leads to the entrance of the house and wooden cladding gives the street façade a warm inviting look without moving away from vernacular architectural influences. On the inside it is white that is the predominant color and a balance between natural ventilation and ideal insulation is achieved using special windows.
The upper level is no different with a master bedroom and home office also drenched in more white. The color palette infusion of natural light and just the minimal presence of the seamless backdrop give the home spacious and serene vibe.
The slope of the terrain hides the lower level completely from street view while the top floor offers wonderful views of the birch forest and snow-covered winter landscape outside. The kitchen bathroom and dining area are draped in black and have a more polished appeal while bespoke touches set the home apart from its distant neighbors.