Black Birch Modern | Modernized Traditional Lodge
We’re seeing more and more modern architectural adaptations of older buildings every day. Re-decorating and updating the interior is easy, but redefining a house inside out demands a lot of time and effort. The project called the Black Birch Modern was completed in 2013 in Aspen, Colorado, and the work done consisted of both interior decoration and exterior remodeling. The project was awarded the prestigious 2014 IIDA MERIT Award in the Residential “Live” category.
The Black Birch Modern project’s goal was to modernize a 6,400 square feet traditional lodge but to preserve its iconic gable forms. Needless to say, the adaptation was severe as it demanded a new floor plan, lighting plan, and new, custom-made furniture. The floor plan was renewed to give the person walking on around the house a sense of compression and release. The gable ends remained in place neatly incorporated with glass that allows natural light to enter the space.
The lodge exterior has a specific texture and form that adds a sense of restraint that’s perfectly complemented with modern Italian furniture and fixtures on the inside. The interior enriched with hand-made artisan furniture and natural materials gives an entirely new dimension to space. To make the crossing between the exterior and the interior smoother, the team integrated reclaimed barn wood into the house. The first level of Black Birch Modern consists of open spaces including the living room, dining room, kitchen and the alfresco living areas that you can simply flow through.
The team in charge of this remodeling consisted of John Rowland and Amanda Christianson. The areas they worked on included entryway, kitchen, living room, specialty room, dining room, bedroom and bath. The work done includes architectural adaptation and interior design to make the house more modern and suitable for one family to live in. The space we would especially emphasize as the oasis of the house is the spa-like master bath. This room has stone floors, stainless steel Japanese tub to soak in and enjoy the view of the surrounding aspen trees. [via]
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