It is a wonderful blend of serenity seclusion and harmony with nature and the presence of the next to the stoic concrete walls in black provide even more visual and textural contrast. With a view of the ocean in the distance and a solar-powered interior this green home feels both exquisite and eco-friendly.
Contemporary homes can be creative warm inviting and eco-savvy and be so without sacrificing aesthetical value and a sense of sophistication. Nestled on the famous Sunshine Coast of Queensland and in the interior of the overcomes topographic challenges to fashion a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay.
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.
Unsparingly the solution came in the form of a first floor extension that ventures into the backyard and provides shade for the lower level. The new upper level with its vertical batten cladding and steel frame around the windows gives the rear façade a distinct identity even while creating an efficient and cheerful interior.
Half-transparent perforated steel panels turn the attic area into mezzanine level of sorts while creating visual connectivity between the tranquil upper level and the living area below.
Thanks to top-notch insulation that trumps that of the farmhouse next to it it is the tiny outbuilding that becomes the winter refuge for the family members still on the island while a while color palette natural light and an organized floor plan give the space a cheerful and uncluttered appeal. An open plan living kitchen and dining lead the way towards the reclusive and serene bedroom with ocean views.
Nature is thankfully once again becoming a big part of modern home design with eco-conscious homeowners willing to sacrifice bright city lights for rustic tranquility. The in is one such beautiful contemporary residence where the house itself meanders its way through the landscape and becomes one with the world outside.
The common areas outdoor gardens and walkways between the two structures serve a space for relaxation while the new interior makes up in style for what it lacks in sheer volume.