The idea of adding a new kitchen to the cottage started with the architect exploring ways in which he could replicate the original brickwork and style of the existing structure. But in an attempt to find that ‘perfect’ extension that leads to minimal structural changes to the timeless cottage the idea of a glass box kitchen came to the fore.
It is easy to see the charm of this fabulous contemporary kitchen as it acts as a bridge between not just the interior and the backyard but also bridges styles that are separated by several hundred years!
Conjured up and brought to life by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados this is a holiday and weekend home for a modern family that creates a cozy alchemy of modern comfort and natural goodness.
With a 21.8-kw photovoltaic system that taps into solar energy a smart rainwater and greywater unit and the usage of locally sourced materials to shape this energy-efficient home give it its impeccable green credentials. Stylish sustainable and efficient this eco-friendly Santa Cruz home aims to inspire others to take a similar approach to home design.
The front pavilion with its large glass doors opens up completely towards this majestic courtyard and even the kitchen and dining space seem constantly connected with the natural heaven outside.
One can instantly notice diverse textures and the exquisite beauty they bring inside the home as each room offers something unique and exceptional. It is the lower level that houses the living spaces along with a fabulous kitchen where the long custom island steals the spotlight a beautiful dining room a home bar and powder room.
Normally utilized for commercial the new interior also contains a cool kitchen and dining area that make the most of the bright and cheerful setting. A central light tube that is common in homes in the city ensures that there is never a dull moment in here even as additional skylights shape lovely green nooks that house indoor plants.