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Healdsburg Cottage Remodel : Modern Remake

Written by Scott Couture on . Posted in Couture Architecture Blog

What was once a cramped, dark kitchen-dining area in this compact Healdsburg cottage was transformed by adding a full wall of sliding glass doors to bring in the sunshine and create an indoor-outdoor living space. The new simple, clean, white & bright kitchen is orientated to be open to the living area, dining area and outdoor deck. A large island bar countertop anchors the open space of the Kitchen & Dining areas. The modern see-through fireplace is positioned to be enjoyed by all areas of the living space and is highlighted by a new skylight above which balances the sunlight from the deck giving the space a soft, luminous glow. The white and bright space is then embellished with a steel plate & mirror shelving unit, on-wall wine storage (this is Healdsburg!) and with pendant lighting fixtures dotting the ceiling. Glass, mirror & semi-reflective surfaces bounce light and color throughout the space while warm wood furniture and flooring add warmth and color, grounding the luminous space.

Interiors & Architecture: Couture Architecture

Photos: Kathleen Harrison Photography

Construction: Building Alchemy

Metal Fabrication: Wyatt Studio

Healdsburg Cottage Modern Remodel

Healdsburg Cottage Modern Remodel

Healdsburg Cottage Modern Remodel

Healdsburg Cottage Modern Remodel

Healdsburg Cottage Modern Remodel

Healdsburg Cottage Modern Remodel

Healdsburg Cottage Modern Remodel

Scott Couture

Scott Couture, AIA has been practicing architecture for two decades by custom tailoring spaces and environments for his clients. Scott Couture emphasizes creating designs by employing an expressive minimalism to create unique spaces infused with attention to light, texture and detail. Applying a pragmatically creative design philosophy and paying careful attention to the unique personalities and needs of our clients promotes the design of spaces that are innately connected aesthetically, spatially and functionally to the client’s they serve. Follow Couture Architecture on Twitter, like us on Facebook or read the blog.

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