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.
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 almost feels like a magical little space that has come alive from the page of a fairytale book and as you step inside the different sized opening between the various rooms inside adds to this wonder.
Nothing feels excessive inside the house with minimalism holding sway. A large couch in yellow adds color to the living area even as the highlight of this getaway undoubtedly remains the world outside and how it is brought indoors!
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.
Simplicity is beauty and often it is the most obvious designs that offer smart spatial solutions even while providing gorgeous aesthetics. Nestled on a lush green lot in Brazil this fabulous contemporary home was built by Bernardes Arquitetura using intersecting planes and parallel walls made of pigmented concrete.
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.
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.