Nicole Blair's "The Perch" showcases innovative design solutions, addressing the clients' need for extra space without sacrificing their beloved backyard. Elevated above the bungalow, it harmoniously blends with a corrugated oxidized steel cladding, matching the existing fence. Within limited square footage, Blair crafted functional and intimate spaces. A cleverly designed hallway nook opens up the interior, bridging the first and second floors seamlessly. The interior palette, featuring whitewashed pine and a transparent steel staircase inspired by Japanese design, enhances both aesthetics and functionality.
In a nod to continuity, Blair borrowed the concept of bent rebar from the client's backyard, artfully integrating it with other bent elements, including the siding. Concerns about light blockage were dispelled with the addition of paw-friendly expanded metal on the staircase treads, allowing ample light to cascade through. The interior's warm tones, subtly infused with pinks and peaches, create a harmonious color scheme. This palette complements copper fixtures, oxidized steel, and whitewashed pine, lending the space a cohesive and inviting ambiance. Blair's design journey delves into various aspects, such as the interplay of natural light, seamless indoor-outdoor transitions, and unique bathroom features, like stucco walls and a bespoke mirror.
Moreover, "The Perch" possesses a subtle structural movement, connecting it with the natural world, and making it a captivating architectural masterpiece.