Large sliding glass doors smart windows and skylights usher in ample ventilation while a cool bedroom in white offers the perfect private sanctuary with framed views of the backyard. An outdoor lounge and beautiful views of the nearby lake make the stay here even more pleasurable.
It is not very often that we find a gorgeous beach retreat dressed up like a cabin in the woods. But the amazing in seems to effortlessly combine the warmth of wood with the breezy and casual style of a beach house to create a contemporary residence that is both extravagant and exceptional.
Exposed brick walls add to the overall appeal of this penthouse that borrows generously from vintage Art Deco industrial and rustic design elements. Yet state-of-the art appliances and contemporary services are seamlessly intertwined in this setting.
In fact one would be hard pressed to spot the house from a distance. Its green roof not only ensures that it becomes a natural extension of the picturesque outdoors but also helps in regulating the temperature inside. Much of the residence is clad in stone and wood while glass doors and walls have been used to provide a visual link between the indoors and the sights and sounds outside. Despite the use of the overall design of the house gives it a stylish modern appeal.
Taking this up gleefully and coming out with flying colors is Shaun Lockyer Architects which has given an old cottage in a bright new lease on life. The transformed and improved Aussie home is now an inviting family residence in a valued neighborhood of the city and combines unhindered city views with ample privacy.