The entrance to the living area is through the fabulous roof garden and the central courtyard that sits 6 feet below ground. As you descend into this secure space street noises and the sound of trains hurrying in the distance slowly starts to disappear.
Transition between the interior and the serene landscape outside is pretty much seamless here with the interior of the guest house being inspired by yacht design. Minimal and modern décor here is kept to a bare minimum.
Designed by Flavin Architects the is a fabulous guest house with a lap pool hot tub and a lovely garden right next to it and a captivating view of the distant. Designed for homeowners who absolutely love sailing and the view of the busy harbor from their home the contemporary guest house welcomes the outdoors inside with its large glass walls and an open design.
The small Victorian house was in need of a contemporary upgrade and this came in the form of a breezy rear addition that now contains the new kitchen dining area storage space and bathroom. Relying on a neutral color scheme that is anchored in white and ample natural light the stylish extension flows into the small garden outside.
The presence of large wooden beams dark steel plates and polished finishes brings with it plenty of visual contrast even as large overhangs offer ample shade during hot summer days. With a view of the beach in the distance and a relaxing ambiance fashioned by a mature green landscape life at does seem like an absolute breeze!
Despite its contemporary appeal there is an undeniable midcentury vibe running throughout the house and this continues in the bedrooms and bathrooms as well. Smart practical and undeniable timeless!
Yet both these elements are carefully balanced as a cloak of green with transplanted prairie ecosystem on the roof and a wonderful garden adds the eco-sensitive tinge to this family residence.