The owners of the house previously lived in a larger Edwardian home but wanted a more modern trendy house even if it meant sacrificing some space. This bright contemporary home offers all that and a whole lot more with its unassuming charm!
An open gabled roof not only gives the façade a distinct silhouette but also provides covered patio spaces at either end of the home extending the generous living areas outdoors. The overhangs also keep away the harsh midday sun and make the home a touch more efficient by cutting down on the cooling needs marginally.
Sitting on the second level is the library that also serves as the home office while the top floor contains the master bedroom and bathroom. Skylights and large windows bring in ample natural ventilation even as the backyard offers a wonderful private refuge.
The kitchen becomes the focal point of this new extended social zone which promotes interaction between family members and makes it a breeze when it comes to hosting guests. A neutral color palette is used throughout with wooden surfaces and accent walls adding texture and contrast to the setting.
But getting this accomplished with both flair and functionality is this gorgeous private residence in that was conjured up and brought to life by Gabriel Minguez. The architect was inspired by Japanese design and its innate simplicity and natural harmony and he incorporated these nuances into the overall appeal of the home.