The modern home in Melbourne designed by po-co Architecture borrows from the beautiful Victorian street façade of its neighbors but gives them a contemporary twist with a more charming adaptation! On the inside though the house is a picture of urban sophistication serenity and spaciousness!
A flood of natural light from above and connectivity with the garden and a small deck outside give this area a larger than life appeal and turn it into the perfect setting for a social gathering. At the end of it all is the tranquil and curated family room that enjoys unabated access to the pool even as smart design keeps out prying eyes.
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.
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.
We love it when it is the landscape that defines the overall contours of a building determines its aesthetics and gives those inside a unique and unmatched living experience.
Refurbishment of a home that is 150-years old is a task that requires sensitivity and plenty of care along with ingenuity and an ability to create space where none exists. Accomplishing all this and a whole lot more with flowing aesthetics and a touch of modern flair is the Bilbao Architecture Team who carefully altered the to meet the needs of its more modern homeowners.
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.
Décor is modern and luxurious with greenery outside and the distant landscape leaving those inside awestruck. Despite the use of clean straight lines and minimal style the spacious house feels comfortable and has a personality of its own.