With most Victorian homes and cottages the street front of the house is completely left untouched or given a quick brush up at the most. But with this smart Melbourne project the façade is redone using naturally oiled Cyprus timber battening.
Completely crafted from wood it is only the roof of the structure that uses metal with top-notch insulation and an energy-independent design making it a delight to live. Green minimal and woodsy this is indeed the ideal retreat with loads of fun!
The idea of giving a Victorian cottage a modern makeover is all too common on the face of it. But every renovation addition or extension demands something different and unique. The in Melbourne goes down a different path with its new rear extension and refurbishment as it also gets a new street façade!
Nestled on a 60-hecter open field in Australia the blends vernacular design with breathtaking views and a comfortable modern interior. Designed by Atelier Andy Carson as a guest house for two this striking structure borrows from the silhouette of traditional farm buildings in the region.
Polished elegance takes over from as one steps into the dark and compact entry hall. From here the design takes another turn as a spacious inviting and cheerful double-height kitchen and dining area leaves you spellbound.
An open plan living reduces fragmentation of space and gives the interior a refreshing cheerful vibe. Use of large glass walls wherever the stone walls give way breathes new life into this stoic structure.
Combining this idea of urban sophistication with spectacular views of the Southern Ocean and the distant beach the by John Wardle Architects is both spectacular and serene! The idea behind the design of this beach house on a ridge above the in Victoria is to frame different views and to bring them together in a curated fashion to give those instead the most captivating visual experience.
It is the patio that creates a transition zone between the contemporary interior and the more rustic backdrop and also links different rooms of the house with a common visual element. Panoramic views of the ranch around the house add to its interior quality even as the décor is kept elegant and unassuming. A tranquil retreat that also feels modern!