The designers installed a commercial garage door, metal siding and all new exterior lighting on this modern home addition. The structure features a shed roof and sleek, narrow profile that's suited to its narrow lot.
In the living room, a rich, traditional wood Spanish door separates the modern addition from the original part of the home. This, along with Spanish artwork and other wood details helps to tie the new part of the home together with the original home. To create a modern addition, designers used bold colors and patterns to reflect the natural colors of the backyard, to which the living room has direct access.
In this Tudor kitchen, designers aded aspects that would modernize the space, while make sure the new design kept true to the integrity of the historic Tudor home. The walls are painted a light yellow color that makes the space bright, while the white cabinets and black soapstone countertops help to create a unique contrast. The upper cabinets are glass paneled, creating a more modern display case, while the lower cabinets are updated and have plenty of room for storage. Wood panels cover the kitchen's major appliances to help them seamlessly blend in with the design and create a sophisticated space full of all the modern comforts with plenty of traditional charm.
This living room space was an addition to the home's original structure, and, as such, had very strange angles that designers wanted to make sense of, so they chose furniture that would help them create an organized normal room shape with a modern farmhouse design that complements the rest of the home's open concept main spaces.
In the dining area, a modern, marble top dining table and leather Poliform chairs provide stylish seating that help to keep an open, airy feeling in the space. Floating above the modern addition is a series of three George Nelson pendants add texture and warmth to the design of the home.
Originally a single-story modern home built in 1959, this contemporary home was remodeled to include a second-story addition. Stone, taupe synthetic wood siding and stucco were used for the home exterior, while a deck and luxurious pool area were added to create a stunning backyard area.
This modern addition with a roof deck connects to the existing house by a structurally independent deck. The homeowners have an obsession with color, so the design team used bold blue and orange on the exterior, inspired by modern abstract art. The home runs on solar power, recycles gray water and captures rain water in cisterns.
Up close, the gray standing seam metal is more conspicuous, showing where the main house ends and the additions begin. The modern picture window conveys this as well; with its clean lines, it marks a clear departure from the sash windows to the right.
The desk in this second floor landing provides an elegant modern addition to the space. The modern desk gives the family a place to read or write with a funky lamp that provides plenty of light. The modern orange chair provides seating for the desk and a pop of color to the otherwise neutral space, tying in the two framed orange designs on the opposite wall.
The approach for this project was to question the notion of the obvious “modern box” addition. The client needed to expand their kitchen space and create a new master suite. The design re-interprets the farmhouse style into a spaciously sculpted interior volume.
Using wood slats as a wall on the porch adds a modern texture and provides a natural surface for plants and vines to climb. Creating a natural privacy wall with potted plants is a simple, sleek addition to a front porch that can grow with the home over time.
In addition to traditional African patterns, new patterns are being designed by artists and artisans. The Day Rug by AphroChic (https://www.aphrochic.com/) is one such example. The dark blue shade is reflective of indigo design that can be found throughout West Africa, while the pattern is inspired by the designs of the famed ante-bellum, African American craftsman, Thomas Day. The print with a mix of lines and circles feels similar to many of the geometric prints found in traditional indigo print fabrics from the Bamana people of Mali and other West African cultures.
Homeowners wanted a modern design in their outdated backyard, so designers included fun, outdoor friendly, modern chairs to complete the modern, granite outdoor dining table, creating a durable, yet stylish addition to this outdoor oasis.
An entertainment pavilion reflects the midcentury architecture of a Sarasota, Fla., home. The pool patio was transformed with the addition of the pavilion with an extended wall that incorporates built-in dining benches designed to match the home's modern architecture. The project by DWY Landscape Architects was a Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
In the dining room, the homeowners wanted to create an elegant, bright space, so designers used white as the basis for their design. This allows the walls to reflect the natural light of the windows at the front of the space, making this small room seem larger. Two modern art pieces add a splash of color to the space, while a modern dining table and modern chairs provide seating. In addition to the natural light, a modern chandelier hangs from the ceiling adding elegance and providing light at night and on cloudy days.