The renovation embraces energy-efficiency and sustainability as its new staircase repurposes timber from its old roof joists and other parts of the loft reuse the old and discarded materials that made up the warehouse.
One defining factor that sets the best contemporary homes apart from the mundane and gives them an aura of their own is the presence of a. With glass metal and concrete being extensively used in shaping such structures a sense of monotony and repetitiveness can set in pretty quickly.
This tiny house is an adorable echo of the larger house that it sits behind and is a perfect mini-me version of it. Like many of the cottages in Berkeley it’s a one-floor living space but a former attic or storage area has been converted to a sleeping loft.
The exterior of the private residence is clad in low-maintenance cedar giving it a warm inviting appeal while its deft design combines adequate privacy with wonderful views. Dark cement boards separate the house from the shared laneway while a simple breakfast room welcomes you inside and also doubles as an indoor porch.
In fact it is the blend of the cultures of Chiapas (region where the homeowners were born) and Veracruz that shape the overall appearance of the house. Apart from the perforated screen features like a stylish wall divider at the entrance and a rooftop terrace with a covered area for hammocks also borrow from the past and the cultural heritage of the family.