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Modular modern addition refreshes a 1930s bungalow

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Chris Warnes via Architect Prineas

h1: ‘30s bungalow gets modular modern addition

Aussie firm Architect Prineas—creators of this storage-packed tiny apartment—have designed an ultra-modern home extension made of modular components. Named Allen Key House, the angular addition attaches to an original California-style bungalow built in the 1930s via a short windowed hall that also creates two interior courtyards.

Chris Warnes via Architect Prineas

The new structure was built using modular components to keep costs low, but the result is nonetheless impressive. The space, which encompasses a kitchen, living room, and dining room, is open and airy. The addition’s asymmetrical gable is interrupted in two areas with large dormer windows overlooking the leafy vegetation beyond. The architects clearly took pains to bring in as much natural light as possible.

Chris Warnes via Architect Prineas

The all-white interior further creates expansiveness, while black accents like metal lamp shades and and aluminum window frames add a dash of style. The limited palette is warmed by natural wood furniture. The floor is a polished concrete, adding to the home’s thermal mass.

Chris Warnes via Architect Prineas

The black-and-white color palette continues on the exterior’s black-painted siding and white-painted walls and ceiling of the large deck that extends off the living room.

Chris Warnes via Architect Prineas

Via: Inhabitat, Architizer