Renovating an ’80s home into a contemporary residence that fits the specific needs of a homeowner is a task that is challenging enough. But the founder of Marco Costanzi Architetti was faced with a challenge that is far more unconventional and demanded greater sensitivity.
This sleek sophisticated home was designed by architect along with studio Viraje Arquitectura and its urbane contemporary flair is apparent from the get-go. The façade of the stylish home is shaped by clean well defined straight lines and a pristine white sheen that is noticeable even from a distance. A long narrow entryway leads to the lower level of the house which features the living areas in an open floor plan.
An open living area with a spacious dining room to entertain guests and a lovely kitchen with ample ventilation defines the house. A simple study that is partially connected with the living room three bedrooms with large glass windows to offer unobstructed views and three contemporary baths complete the house.
The original grain silos were elegantly incorporated into the floor plan of the new residence and while a design studio occupies the lower level the private quarters of the home are tucked away on the top level. Iconic Mid-Century modern Eames creations accentuate the appeal of the home. Sweeping interiors a really high ceiling exposed truss beams and the heavy wooden floor constantly remind you of the heritage of the place.
The idea was to design a home whose aura was as close as possible to the homeowners’ previous farm house clad in wood paper and concrete. Criss-crossing wooden beams make up the most prominent feature of the home and allow natural ventilation to make its way through to the top level.
At times it is easy to get carried away while decorating your home by incorporating too many elements that are either unnecessary or do not fit the bill. This elegant and cool summer home on Lake Wisconsin shows you how to create a cozy beautiful and ergonomic holiday home without going over the top.
An entrance hall that leads to the main living areas is placed in between two large double garages that give the home a distinct street façade. A lovely koi pond and a beautiful entryway leading to this main hall set the tone for the colors and the design style used to shape the interior.