A rear extension is one of the best options for those looking to add a living area to the existing home without the need for major renovations. This approach saves both time and resources and allows the homeowners to enjoy greater connectivity with their garden or backyard.
A green roof though is neither revolutionary nor is it anything incredibly complicated to work with. The idea has been around for more than half a century and for some reason or the other it has simply not caught on as much as it should have. But the last decade has seen a surge in green sustainable home design and with it interest in green roof designs has peaked.
Epitomizing this unique aura of homes on the California coastline even while embracing modern aesthetics and a beachy zest in provides a tranquil escape for an urban couple based in San Francisco. Designed by Malcolm Davis Architecture the house is split into two distinctive parts to delineate public and private areas.
Taking the idea of a green rooftop garden a step further is the spectacular Penthouse Ecopark in Hung Yen Province . This modern home designed by iHouse combines a distinct industrial-style living area with a terrace garden that also holds a Jacuzzi a glass pergola and an outdoor lounge. The terrace garden is visually connected with the master bedroom and allows the homeowners to escape the rigors of a long and hard day at work each evening.
Crafted with great care by Marisa Gonzalez Llanos the home revels in combining different textures that seem raw and unfinished without ever overpowering you with unnecessary detail. Exposed concrete walls reclaimed wooden planks that create accent features cool doors seemingly crafted from upcycled crate boxes and of course more polished modern finishes – it is a blend that leaves you captivated!
For most of us it is the ground floor of our home that holds the entrance and the living area with the top level holding the bedrooms and other private spaces. But the Cliff Dwelling nestled on a steep cliff next to Lake Austin flips this floor plan to suit the specific needs of the site and it is the rooftop garden retreat and entrance that steal the show here.
A black and white kitchen with stone island and countertops occupies a corner on the top floor with a small living area and dining space situated next to it. A slim contemporary fireplace and a cozy reading nook complete this living zone that also overlooks the entrance below.