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.
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.
More than the ambiance of the space it is the many unique design features of this structure that demand your attention. For instance each side of the tiny chalet has its own entrance with two windows that are identical in shape but of varied sizes.
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.
White is the color of choice throughout the house with wood ushering in warmth and textural contrast. The upper level holds the adult and kids’ bedrooms creating a clear separation between public and private areas even as modern décor and woodsy accents complete this beautiful Aussie home.
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.
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.
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.