House 13² was designed by B2A architects, who have created a modern, open design that connects with its leafy environment. Topped with a sloped roof edged with a playful pink-red stripe that dominates one side of the facade, the home immediately shares a sense of its playful lighthearted nature. The addition of mixed dark wood cladding and oversized windows along with the irregular trajectory of the roof’s silhouette give the building a definite sense of lightness, creating the feel of a home almost floating on top of its large footprint.
The home is surrounded by greenery, with huge windows spread liberally to embrace the views from a range of locations within. Both lower-level living areas and upper-level bedrooms enjoy similarly spectacular frames of the park-like garden, while those large windows help out in the other direction too, flooding natural light throughout the minimal, white interior. A refreshing renovation that worked with the bones of the previous structure, House 13² is a prime example of a building that respects its past while elevating itself to a place firmly looking to the future.