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.
Giving new meaning to styles from a different era is a task that requires careful amalgamation of contrasting textures finishes and design elements. Nestled in a tranquil neighborhood of a suburb of Melbourne and overlooking a green park this contemporary home feels anything but mundane and sterile.
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.
Each of the homes might seem identical on the outside but step in and you notice the subtle variations in the floorplan wherever needed to make the most of the views on offer. Community living concept is coupled with privacy and healthy living at these Hong Kong homes.
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.
Sitting next to an old farmhouse this small contemporary structure in Maine accomplishes this by using vernacular architectural features and a wonderful balance of elements.
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.
At its heart is a double height dining area / social and activity zone with a large wooden tale. The 1.5 x 3.0 m table provides plenty of desk space for everyone in the family and becomes the heart and soul of the refreshing interior.