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.
Designed by teeland architects the minimal and modern family residence relies on innovative sliding hardwood screens to alter between a ‘privacy mode’ and an ‘open inviting mode’. The large screens quickly slide open and shut depending on the season and the necessity of the homeowners to create adaptable varied living conditions.
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.
The home is partly built into the landscape with the lower levels containing the more private rooms and the master bedroom. It is the upper level that holds the living area kitchen and dining space which open up towards the garden area.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows are combined with wooden slats to create this sense of openness and privacy while a neutral color scheme aids in the sense of cheerful spaciousness. Limestone floors and warm lighting complete a setting that feels dreamy dashing and refreshing.
There is beauty in simplicity. This is especially true in case of home design and decorating. Instead of spending endless hours on complicated form and flowery overtones one can achieve an equally impressive result by sticking to the basics. Do not believe us?
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.
Simplicity and minimalism ensure that the home feels uncluttered and organized. Traditional elements of vernacular design are carefully combined with new-age ergonomics to give the homeowners a functional and serene escape.