“Care was taken to use quite humble materials, sympathetic to the utilitarian nature of the original building, and so a limited palette of raw and white brick, teak coloured wood and natural slate was repeated throughout the building. The original doorways made of old weathered pine – all of different sizes and heights – were retained all the way down the spine of the building to honour the original builders. At all times it was a case of ‘doing as much as necessary but as little as possible’. This project is a good example of creating a most liveable home with all the necessary amenities, and then some, within a modest footprint, using basic materials but nevertheless creating a feeling of richness through the layering of history, texture and space.”
A minimal intervention for maximum impact. Think insertions rather than demolition and a rebuild, opening up to light and ventilation, respect for the fabric of the old shop and the heritage area. The Corner Store by Amanda Lynn Design and Maison Co.
Not too minimal, not too much- but every detail is so well thought out and interesting. Perfect!
Now I just have to jump in line in front of Leslie-Anne.. 🙂
I will move in tomorrow, thank you.