Working with the existing foundation and walls, the Izen team created a fluid collection of living areas filled with natural light. The modern floor plan enriches and deconstructs boundaries between “rooms”; the space is now continuous and flexible. Functions overlap one another and are expressed through subtle shifts in material and detail, alongside a system of defining objects within the space.
Guided by a desire for light and openness, this intensive renovation took a divided, post-war bungalow and transformed it into a modern home, exemplifying the architectural principles of space, daylight and materiality.
A seamless connection between the interior and exterior was created using floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors, and natural materials. A palette of wide-plank white oak floors, black walnut and marble envelops the house in warm hues, creating a modern, liveable home for an active family.