Nothing beats the cozy snug appeal of a beautiful cottage-style home that is surrounded by a lush green landscape and bright colorful flowers. It epitomizes the image of an ideal relaxing hub where most of us would gladly wane away days and hours while escaping the unending rush of our daily urban lives. Combining this comfortable cottage appeal with a color palette that borrows from the coastal look as well as accents that seem trendy and industrial this lovely home near in evokes memories of a dreamy lazy summer evening!
With the orientation of the home also allowing ample ventilation to flood through there is never really a dull moment inside this sizzling beach retreat. Large sliding glass doors and glass walls further enhance the openness of each space.
With an unabated view of the majestic valley below this cool home was once a simple cottage that needed an extension and revamp thanks to the growing needs of the family. In came architect Matt Elkan who transformed the space while keeping the cozy cottage style firmly intact.
Bold window frames and shingle-style architecture typify the exterior while the interior is clad in cool neutral hues that seem to be borrowed from both coastal and cottage styles. Exposed wooden beams and metallic surfaces add a dash of industrial charm as well with a salvaged wooden accent wall standing out visually in the front hall.
Minimal and understated the decor is also kept as simple as possible with large pendants and paper lanterns stealing the show. While the first floor houses the private spaces the lower level holds an open-plan living area along with a smart bedroom that leads to the revamped garden. With sliding glass doors translucent panels and shoji screens the switch between privacy and open flowing interiors is seamless indeed.
In fact if you switched around some of the decor it may very well seem like an Asian-inspired home! With partial views of and Leschi Park the house is spread across three different levels. The basement features the entry and a bedroom and it leads to the more open levels above.
An open-plan layout sees the kitchen dining area and the living room at the front of the house while the guest bedroom and the master suite occupy the rear. Even though the home comes with a staircase and loft the couple preferred to keep the living areas to just one floor for now. A small laundry room and a gorgeous porch with ample outdoor seating options complete the idyllic home.