A white picket fence creates an enchanting setting surrounding a house and allowing the space within to be a mix of different colors all connected by the beautiful fence. There is something so familiar about a white picket fence that it immediately draws us in. It is compelling to look at urging us to get closer to it and the breathtaking garden that’s lying behind it. We can stare at the fence in fascination wondering if the interior of the house does the marvelous exterior justice!
Nestled in an affluent neighborhood of Ahmedabad Gujarat India the family retreat relies on the greenery around it for privacy even as the sweeping living areas dining space and kitchen flow into the landscape outside.
There is an undeniable ‘Bohemian spirit’ that the fabulous in Vila Madalena São Paulo exudes. This of course comes barely as a surprise to those who know this unique neighborhood filled with artists designers and creative souls who spend endless hours conjuring up something refreshingly new.
The idea of giving old homes a new lease of life with a modern revamp instead of opting for a completely new structure makes plenty of fiscal sense even while saving both valuable time and resources. This is precisely why homeowners in the last decade are increasingly opting for rear additions and smart makeovers to give their aged residences a new lease of life.
It is the kitchen dining area and living space that sit on the main level and flow into the garden and alfresco dining area. A staircase leads to the private lower level with bedrooms home office and a media room that feel equally enchanting and far more inviting. A mountaintop house that is as exciting as the view it offers!
It is the Le Corbusier’s philosophy of using extended roof slabs overhangs and smart sunscreens that was adopted to create smart and shaded outdoor zones that extend the living area and kitchen on the inside. The presence of overhangs also helps in keeping out scorching hot tropical sun and making the house a lot more energy-efficient.
Adaptive reuse and smart extensions have largely replaced home transformations that involve replacing existing structures with entirely new buildings. Apart from saving time energy and resources this also preserves a sense of history and nostalgia.