Sometimes, a contemporary home extension is just what the doctor ordered to revive and rejuvenate an old home. The Wright House, designed by Elmo Swart Architects, really stands apart for its innovative yet earthy style. The modern extension to a traditional thatched-roof house in Durban, South Africa echoes the existing home’s shape with a curved roof and walls, and ushers you into the outdoors without ever leaving the comfort of home. The sun-soaked, glass-enclosed living area is contemporary in contrast to the traditional original. The addition to this three-bedroom home adds a bedroom, two studies, an entertainment/living area and an art gallery. The gently curving ceiling and walls, and the floor-to-ceiling glass wall create a cave-like look with a forest home. Beneath the addition, a convenient yet concealed parking pad is a great feature. A small but sweet outdoor entertaining area just outside the bedroom is positively dreamy! Contact Elmo Swart Architects for more ideas.
via Design Boom
Posted on August 12, 2011 10:40 PM