There where many strong architectural forms in the existing structure, which the client wished to keep, which made the task of modernizing this interesting house even more difficult.
The internal layout was also converted into open plan, bringing the garden into the home and vice versa, while creating an entertainer’s dream.
A new elevated roof design completed the new modern look , bringing in essential light to the otherwise dark and gloomy rooms.
Space was of the essence in this project, and pushing each square to the maximum was paramount.
Little pockets of exterior zones, linking with the interior, were created where possible, in order to create a feeling of space and luxury.
The interior was opened up and reshuffled to allow for a more practical modern home and for maximum sunlight to flood the home.
The brief here, was modern Farm style and the use of a variety of finishes to create an interesting, unified product that is a feast to the eyes. The property and house was also divided into three, to create a house and 2 separate cottages for extra income. Designed the right way, with privacy for all as one of the aspects to achieve, it has become a dream investment for the client.
The brief was to turn this rather boring, uncharacteristic home, into a modern vibey double storey haven for family life.
The existing internal spaces where re-worked together with the new additions, to create a coherent family living and entertaining environment.
The character of the original untouched 1950’s house, we wanted to not just keep, but highlight, pronounce and celebrate, by surrounding it with the contrasting retro-modern extensions.
Tying the contrasting styles together is the clever use of similar colour schemes and finishes on all.
The 2 brothers occupying this house wanted quite unique features, such as a large cinema room, passenger lift and an indoor teriyaki /braai/bar area with smokers lounge.
The exterior façade also portrays their unique, refined industrial taste, something you don’t see every day.
A contemporary residence where classic design is combined with bold, simple forms to create a contemporary interpretation with slick and sophisticated taste.
This also in turn creates a magical experience.
These Modern farmstyle extensions and renovations to an existing farmhouse is a new fresh take on the old Gambrel roof design,
so common in historic American and Dutch Barn style architecture.
Contemporary finishes complete the new updated picture and sets the building up for another 50 years of Farmstyle living.
Driving up the long driveway to the house, the architecture hints to the reminiscence of the old style, but with a modern twist,
creating an impressive and proud entrance as well as interesting façade.
This drastic revamp ,skipping decades of styles, was necessary to create the dramatic impact the client wished for in this home.
The house also went from absolutely no outdoor /indoor connection, to the new house having no distinction between indoor and outdoor, and the spaces seamlessly flowing into one another.