A host of eco-friendly features put the final touches on this Aussie escape with passive solar design top-notch insulation rainwater harvesting and on-site sewage treatment allowing the house to largely function off-the-grid.
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!
A beach house is the perfect way to get away from it all – especially for those who love warm weather sun sand and surf! Beach houses have taken a turn from the traditional coastal style with a beachy vibe to homes that are far more contemporary polished and have an ability to serve as a yearlong primary residence.
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 creative folk from also ensured that the stone walls inside the house were used in a smart and striking fashion with white contemporary surfaces and finishes allowing them to shine through.
Every space inside the three-level home is blessed with beautiful views of the distant sea and the landscape just outside. An even more breathtaking aspect of the escape is the study that cantilevers above the main house and extends outside in a striking manner.
Designed by AE Arquitectos this large and spacious home is instantly recognizable thanks to its exterior in gray that has been crafted using cut and molded volcanic rocks. The rocks give the home a personality of its own even while striking to the contemporary-urban narrative of the structure. Pinewood has been combined with the stoic presence of rock to add a warm cozy appeal to an otherwise minimal silhouette.
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!