Following this popular approach and combining it with bold industrial elements like steel and corrugated siding is the . Nestled in a quiet and beautiful suburban neighborhood the expansive home was brought to life by Aidlin Darling Design as they turned to an impressive courtyard to give this California dream home a distinct identity.
Even the entry captures the uniqueness of the home with a loggia that offers a view of the garden even as it leads you into the living room. A neutral color palette warm wooden tones and a smart lap pool add to the air of comfort and relaxation indoors even as the homeowners take in the sights and sounds outside!
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.
Extending a home with limited space is a tricky affair and even though most home additions expand into the backyard this duplex in Montreal’s Little Italy takes a different approach by ‘thinking vertical’.
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.
Instead of encroaching on an already limited backyard Thomas Balaban Architecte decided to give the modest home two rooftop volumes turning it into an elegant and spacious contemporary residence. Home to a young couple with three children the smart extension preserved and enhanced the small rear yard turning it into play area for kids and a relaxation zone for adults.
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.