Adversity often presents opportunities to those willing to break conventions and go beyond the mundane. This fabulous row house renovation in is a perfect example of how with a dash of creativity and the right approach even the hardest home makeover can be accomplished with ease.
Using two intersecting volumes the architects aimed to overcome the challenge of creating a stylish spacious and organic family home with a light-filled and airy interior. It is the lower levels of the two volumes that house the large living area and an additional family room along with a sleek modern kitchen in white and a lovely dining space.
The theme of dark metallic surfaces continues on the penthouse level as well with a hand-drilled operable steel screen serving as an awning that filters in just the right amount of sunlight on hot summer days.
A neutral color scheme and fashionable pendant lights ensure that the Y House still remains largely modern while it is the cool outdoor dining area pool deck and covered pavilion that usher in a more relaxing and authentic local flavor.
Even though the beautiful home is devoid of bright and vivacious color warm wooden surfaces provide the necessary visual and textural contrast to a distinctly cultured interior. The newly added units seamlessly blend in with the existing duplex while the street façade exudes timeless charm with its lovely brick demeanor.