When you think of a Chalet this little residence nestled on a lovely little lot in Switzerland is not the first image that comes to mind! But the is a project that explores spatial possibilities when it comes to modern minimal homes even while keep the exterior more vernacular and classic.
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!
Clever arrangement of spaces throughout the house also ensures that the flow between one to the next is unhindered. Opening up to the backyard the rear addition invites the outdoors inside with large glass windows which take a metallic bay window form when they transition into the bedrooms and kids’ spaces.
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!
But there is plenty more to this relaxing escape than the rolling hills green pastures lovely coastline and the ocean not too far away! With smart north and south decks of the house not only offer two completely different views but also ensure that its residents have sheltered outdoor areas to enjoy both in the summer and winter months.
The small Juliet balconies beautiful lighting and modern décor and shelving put the final touches on a house that feels trendy chic and yet steeped in history. It takes very special skill and vision to achieve a transformation like this while preserving the original charm of the remarkable residence.
We often see heritage homes across Australia get a modern makeover on the inside while the street façade is untouched and kept intact for obvious reasons. Nestled in a neighborhood filled in heritage homes the is a contemporary residence that embraces some of the classical characteristics to blend in with its historic surroundings.
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.