The lower level contains the public spaces with the living area being filled with a midcentury modern vibe thanks to the iconic Isamu Noguchi coffee table classy seating options and brilliant lighting. The kitchen and dining space connected with the living zone open up toward the courtyard outside and a cozy reading nook under the stairs completes the level. With skylights placed directly above the woodsy staircase natural light filters down to the lower level of the home while stripped-down vintage socket-style pendants bring additional illumination.
Accomplishing precisely this with color and class Ganna Design turned a 30-year old house in Taiwan into a gorgeous and engaging modern home. Inspired by those multi-colored windows that one sees in churches and the choices of the homeowner’s two little daughters there is no shortage of vibrant richness inside.
Adding to the sheen of the steel façade are framed accent panels in perforated aluminum clad in bright red. The entry of the renovated home also features a tinge of red while the living area bedrooms and bathrooms showcase smart red accents. This creates a visual connection between the interior and the exterior despite the use of contrasting materials. Split into three levels the lowest floor houses a rental while the top two levels make up the owner’s duplex. The second level contains the living area kitchen dining space and home office / TV room of the duplex and the top floor houses the master suite along with additional bedrooms and bathrooms.
Décor is kept simple and unassuming and color is kept to a minimum since the existing brick walls and dark framed glass windows add plenty of character to the setting. Set in the heart of Fitzroy this warehouse conversion showcases interiors that are bold classy and a fusion of several fascinating design elements – a unique retreat for the modern urban family.
The two materials present a lovely contrast visually while bringing a touch of rustic beauty to an otherwise elegant modern residence. The two distinct wings form an L-shaped structure that is completely closed towards the street and opens up in an unabated fashion towards the rear using large sliding glass doors.