Friday, May 27, 2011

renovating an old Swiss home

We have a strong desire to purchase an old house in Switzerland, preferably a farm house with an attached barn and over 100 years old.  Something we can sympathetically renovate and turn into a comfortable home where old and new merge harmoniously.  A place to enjoy certain modern comforts with the charm and character of the days gone.

After searching the internet for inspiration and to see what other people are doing with their old Swiss home conversions, I found this example by Formzone - Christian Speck.  

I really like what he has done with this home!  It still has all the beautiful and important detail of the original dwelling including the pine-lined rooms, exposed stone walling and curved cellar doors (now the office).  And, the home appears to accept the newest additions being the lighting, furniture, crisp white walls and a modern kitehn and bathroom.

What are your thoughts?

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