It is a symbiotic relationship between architecture and nature; one complements the other and does so in an organic fashion. A lovely walkway through the large garden adds another layer of charm with the living area flowing into the deck and pool space.
With a beautiful kitchen spacious dining area and other public spaces this section of the house is clearly and cleverly separated from the adult bedrooms the kids’ spaces and the guest rooms. Each wing has its own identity and yet they are united by the striking brick walls and radiant lighting.
The existing house was more than 100 years old and that meant that much of the revamp needed to happen in the rear living the street facade largely untouched. Then there are the constraints of space with most of these Aussie homes having a long narrow silhouette.
is one of those materials that gets very little praise despite the immense amount of work that it puts in. It stays concealed in the backdrop and allows more polished and cozy surfaces to take all the credit.
Designed by Ronnie Alroy Architects the house gets its name from its Z-shaped silhouette which lets it become a part of the green backdrop. The open living area wooden deck outside pergola and relaxing pool create the perfect social zone for friends and family.
A contemporary bridge connects the two buildings and the space between them along with the surrounding landscape acts as the outdoor relaxation zone. It is not just polished modern finishes glass and concrete that hold sway here as stone walls and plush décor bring additional visual contrast.
Instead of polishing the rough and imperfect finishes of concrete the homeowners wanted to leave the little ‘imperfections’ intact. Next to the concrete surfaces is natural hardwood; a surface that brings warmth and elegance to the façade and the interior.
Cozy creative and contemporary this Norwegian home adapts a style that preserves and enhances Scandinavian design without sacrificing modernity and functionality.