USA Trends Home Trends Vol 31 No 12 USA - Page 35

With high ceilings, attractive timber detailing, and a classic use of materials, houses designed around 100 years ago had a lot going for them. That’s apart from one important thing – due to small rooms, poor connections and limited light, they were unpleasant to actually live in. This house, by Paul Leuschke of Leuschke Kahn Architects with residential developer and project manager Andy Blyth of InsideOut Ltd, achieves the best of both worlds – a grand traditional exterior with modern, open-plan interiors. “First the existing single-level house was dispatched on the back of a truck,” says Leuschke. Following pages: Grand affair – classic weatherboards, filigree detailing and a wrap-around verandah signal an historic house. However, the interiors tell a different story in this home executed by developer Andy Blyth. Above: Wide plank oak floors ground the crisp, white, high-ceiling spaces Left: Past meets present – a pressed metal backsplash and panelled kitchen island are seen alongside Philippe Starck Ghost chairs. search | save | share at