Large glass doors connect the interior with the outdoors even as passive solar design and a nifty pergola keep out searing hot on summer days. Photovoltaic panels LED lighting and double glazing put the final energy-efficient touches on this exquisite contemporary home.
On the inside it is white that takes over from gray which dominates the façade with wood and different shades of gray playing second fiddle. A series of terrariums pavilions and terraces bring in plenty of natural light along with large framed glass windows that offer a constant glimpse of the ever-changing sights and sounds outside. Cheerful inviting and cozy this is a summer home that makes the most of the unique site it sits on.
Beyond the aesthetics the house does all it can to cut back on carbon footprint with solar panels that the power the house and geo heating and cooling system that cuts back reliance on conventional power even further. With a smart home control system and top-quality insulation the residence is a near zero-energy house that almost produces all the energy it consumes.
Think of home design and it is form followed by functionality that comes to mind instantly. For some reason this has become the norm globally. Very rarely do people venture beyond these two parameters and seriously ponder over acoustics.
Combining a variety of textures that range from steel and tile to stone and wood contrasting elements are combined effortlessly even while keeping the neutral color palette intact. A large breakfast bar adds to the appeal of the ergonomic kitchen island even as smart shelving and hidden storage units shape a flexible functional and cheerful kitchen that becomes the star of the altered home.
The is all about combing contrasting styles textures and finishes in an organic manner even while shaping an enjoyable social setting where kids and parents can interact without hindrance. The new living space in the rear along with the kitchen and dining flows into the courtyard while the existing traditional home holds the bedrooms and an architectural studio. Raw finishes of plywood and Formply are mixed with ceiling beams in Tasmanian oak to create intrigue and contrast.
Spread across two different levels the house embraces modernity even while imbibing subtle traditional features that bring together the best of both worlds. A neutral color palette coupled with warm wooden surfaces shapes the interior with the kitchen dining area and the living space on the ground floor and the bedrooms occupying the top level with wonderful views of Budapest Danube and Gellérthegy.