When a home is lost to a natural disaster its residents lose a whole lot more than just property. It is memories of an entire life that are wiped out and starting out afresh can be a challenging affair in more ways than one. The in New Zealand is a structure that replaced an old villa that stood on the same lot before an earthquake hit the region.
A touch different from every other home on our list House Pibo in Maldegem is a partially underground structure with water-resistant walls and a garden that also morphs into its roof! The sloped roof of the semi-buried home is covered in greenery and over time the homeowner can easily turn this into a garden filled with beautiful flowering plants. On the inside a multi-level design that draws benefit from the smart insulation of the green roof ensures that life seems both bright and unique.
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.
One instantly notices a blend of the traditional and contemporary inside this London home with exposed brick walls sitting comfortaby next to polished modern surfaces. The carefully curated contrast perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the extension even as the open sitting zone dining area and kitchen act as the new family space.
The idea of a seems revolutionary to most of us. A covering of greenery on the roof is not something you come across often and anytime we suggest a ‘living roof’ the idea is met with wariness and doubts rather than glee.
The last few years have seen home makeovers shift from large-scale remodels to smart additions extensions and nifty revamps that simply extend the living area and add a kitchen or bedroom wherever necessary.
An open living area with the kitchen on one side along with the breakfast area and the dining space on the other is filled with plenty of natural light even as industrial-style décor and large pendants enhance the overall vibe of the Spanish residence.