It is easy to fall in love with a classic-modern home like the a beautiful double-fronted Victorian-style house nestled in a quiet neighborhood of . Revamped refurbished and infused with modernity this extended Victorian home finds that ideal balance between past and future as its untouched traditional street façade hides a contemporary glass-draped rear extension crafted by Mitsouri Architects.
The courtyard house is a perennial favorite among homeowners who crave a residence with a flowing indoor-outdoor interplay that blurs the traditional lines of architecture. Of course this is far more difficult to accomplish in an urban setting where both space and privacy become an issue.
A tranquil retreat set against an idyllic backdrop that brings you close to nature and its ever-changing sights and sounds; this is definitely the image of a beautiful family retreat that most of us dream about.
One of the unique challenges of building this lovely family retreat was the existing building code that prevented the house from being any taller than six feet above grade on the building’s uphill side.
Uncomplicated in its design and responding to the unique demands of the countryside in which it sits Casa Chontay manages to combine serenity and comfort with traditional construction techniques.
Both the living area and the bedroom of the residence open up towards the tranquil curated and modern courtyard that is complete with a refreshing pool. Spread across two different levels a neutral color scheme concrete floors and a healthy splattering of marble backdrops and countertops ensure that there is no shortage of lavishness in the air!
Viewed from the street the novel extension is almost invisible and it only becomes a part of the home’s visual once you step in. This was an essential component of the overall design as it kept the historic appeal of the house unaltered while the extension with glass walls and large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors brought in ample natural ventilation.