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Extended and Revamped 1930s House Gives New Expression to the Classic A-Frame

The A-frame house is a classic that has stood the test of time. It represents an iconic form that has evolved over centuries to provide cozy homes all across the planet. Giving this timeless home a grand modern makeover, Atelier van Wengerden have transformed the SH House in Bentvelt with a new lower level that is both functional and gorgeous. The new lower level contains the living area, kitchen and dining room that is connected to the garden in the rear visually and it is sliding glass doors along with floor-to-glass windows that get the job done in here.

Douglas fir columns, rough sawn fir lumber, and planed fir interior finishes of the cabin

The original house was built in 1932 and its frame on the upper level has been preserved and enhanced to give the residence a modern-classic look. The line between garden and the interior is completely blurred and bright, cold lighting adds charm to the revitalized house. Poorly planned internal partitions that were already present on the lot were removed to create more space indoors. This also allowed light to freely pass from the open rear section to the front of the home and do so without much additional effort.

Sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows connect the open plan living area with the outdoors
Structure of the house offers a natural patio that overlooks the garden
Stylish contemporary fireplace adds style and anchors the living space

It is the staircase around which the new floor plan is designed and it connects multiple levels of the home with ease. Concrete is the major element in the extension and this gives a sturdy base to the top frame and also ushers in a sense of modern minimalism. A perfect makeover that also feels grand at times!

Contemporary lower level living space of the revamped 1930s house
Contemporary lower level living space of the revamped 1930s house
Kitchen in white of the modern home
New addition connects the interior beautifully with the garden area outside

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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