21 Aug Simple Ideas to Reflect Modern Architecture Principles in Your Home
The thought of a home renovation can be quite daunting. We grow accustomed to our homes and recall the stories from our past when sitting around the house. However, our tastes change and we want a home that reflects our desires. To help ease your thoughts, then here are some ideas to update your home that reflect modern architecture tastes.
But why take a modern view? Simplicity and flexibility.
Modern home design offers a flexible approach to create a functioning home with clean lines, warm woods and bold hues. The foundation behind modern architecture provides function and style.
Modern Architecture Principles
Modern architecture has something for everyone. For some examples, please find some of our recent home renovations, which showcase how modern architecture fits into any home.
In this home renovation project, the couple inherited a traditional Cape style house and wanted modern feel. The team at RAC removed the main fireplace opening up the floor plan. Additionally, this change connected the north and south wings of the home. Overall, the front of the home maintains its traditional cape-cod style roots, while offering subtle hints of a modern feel. Meanwhile, the back of the house exposes the aesthetics of modern home design. Plus, the interior design leveraged multiple finishes to reflect the overall simplistic and modern feel of the project.
In this traditional Georgian home, there house contained many well developed details that required trust and communication with the client to update. For example, the master suite occupies about 2,000 s.f. and is one of seven bedrooms, so finding the right balance and flow through the entire 17,00 s.f. home took patience.
In this home, located on the coast in Narragansett Bay, we worked with the owners to complement the exquisite location and take full advantage of the surrounding scenery. The renovation updated about 11,000 s.f. and contained inspired spaces like the great room, which features double height ceilings with a wall of glass. The centerpiece of the home also allows for easy entertaining and help to complete this spectacular summer residence. Custom architectural design like the infinity edge pool and the outdoor fire pit compliment the design and provide an element of elegance.
Modern Architecture Incorporates Simplicity
For some clients, renovations mean assimilating the home into the surrounding property, like this Colonial style home in a rural area of Westport. The renovation called for a new modern feel in the kitchen, family room and den. Our clients wanted a residential architect who would respect the existing detail found in their home. We feel the new spaces fit seamlessly into the existing plan that fit the family’s active lifestyle.
Many home renovations are new homeowners, like this young family that wanted to create a modern, comfortable and friendly feel. In the classic home, their was a formal floor plan, so most of our work concentrated on updated the main living areas and master suite. In addition, all of the renovated areas fit nicely into the original architecture.
Modern architecture incorporate form and function. The idea is to create a simple flow that takes advantage of how the home is used, along with the surrounding environment to reflect your personal sense of style. We are proud of our work. More importantly, our clients are proud of their homes.
If you are interested in updating the look and feel of your home, then contact Cardello Architects to help design the home of your dreams. Proudly serving clients in the Westport, New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich, Stamford, Rowayton, CT areas.