Designed to give the homeowners a social zone that stretches into the yard outside the lower-level living area becomes one with the adjacent deck. The brick and glass street façade of the home offers complete privacy even as its interior paints a breezy and cheerful picture.
Folding glass doors connect this area with the small garden and the entire space becomes one visually. The greenery outside also becomes a part of interior and enlivens an otherwise neutral space where color is kept to a minimum.
Sometimes a simple extension or addition is all it takes to turn a dark and boring old home into a stylish modern hub fit for an urbane family. Once a grand Victorian villa and then a more modest traditional British house was in need of an urgent upgrade as its homeowners wanted to transform its ambiance and appeal completely.
Combing modern aesthetics and a simple green roof in a fascinating fashion the Riverside Weston Residence in Connecticut is all about a series of ‘roofscapes and terraced planes’. Add to this the unabated lake views on offer contemporary interior with minimal décor and glass walls that bring the outdoors inside and you have a home that connects you with nature at all times.
The residence combines a wide range of textures and finishes along with modern aesthetics and industrial overtones to shape a living environment that is exciting elegant and definitely distinct. At the heart of this rejuvenated structure are two central voids that bring natural light to the lower-level living area and create a breezy atmosphere indoors.
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.
The green roof goes much beyond being a mere aesthetic addition as it controls the temperature inside the house reduces rainwater runoff and allows the home to blend in with the green landscape around it. The 106-square-meter house has all one could ask for in a practical modern home with an open living area that also holds the dining space and a bright colorful kitchen in orange and blue.