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.
Designed by Habitech Systems the new interior of the cottage has a revamped floor plan with the bedrooms now moving to the front and the rear extension housing the open plan living area.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
An open plan living reduces fragmentation of space and gives the interior a refreshing cheerful vibe. Use of large glass walls wherever the stone walls give way breathes new life into this stoic structure.
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!
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!
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.
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.
In-ground lighting around the house and a curated garden add to the beauty of this innovative house where there is absolutely no shortage of color character of greenery. With the bedrooms neatly tucked away in the rear and the dining and kitchen area serving as an extension of the living room the balance between privacy and unabated view is spot on.