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.
Featuring five bedrooms and seven bathrooms the house has obviously been crafted with the growing needs of the family in mind. Contemporary architecture is as much about taking advantage of the amazing landscape outside as it is about shaping exquisite interiors.
While the focus largely remains on the outdoors the interior matches the elegance of the view with the use of unassuming neutral shades that gracefully play second fiddle to the panoramic views. Black cream and white are the three prominent shades used to fashion a relaxed and serene setting.
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.
Crafted by architect Stuart Sampley this gorgeous home welcomes you with a sunken living room that allows you to escape the midday Texas heat with a quick refreshing nap. The sunken space also offers ample privacy and gives the interior an air of luxury.
A terrace overlooking the garden connects the new addition with the original house and large glass windows along with smart wooden slats ensure that there is an ideal balance between privacy and beautiful views. The backyard becomes an integral part of the living areas on the lower level that features a gorgeous living space a modern kitchen and an eclectic dining space with an accent brick wall. An outdoor lounge and pergola ensure that the homeowners can take the party outside any time of the day while sweeping social areas indoors promote interaction between family members.
Smart wooden accents add warmth to this ravishing Aussie home and a large wall of windows connects the interior with the reflection pond and the lovely backyard at all times. The open-plan kitchen lounge and dining area also seem to extend outdoors while the inviting pool deck tempts you to spend more time outside than indoors. A master bedroom a game room an upstairs bar and lounge and other spaces complete this expansive home.