The imposing residence conjured up by architect and brought to life by Zorzi South offers amazing views of the mighty Indian Ocean that is just a stone’s throw away. Yet it is the brilliant use of different varieties of wood both on the inside and the exterior that really steals the show.
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.
Yet the defining feature of the house is the series of timber beams that runs throughout the new extension and links it visually with the existing Victorian house. Inspired by the various techniques of tapestry and stitching the wooden beams seem to “stitch” the new with the old!
But that is not where the wooden wonder ends as the floorboards made from recycled tallow-wood give the home a hint of green goodness and sustainability. Spread across two spacious levels the living areas are housed on the top floor to ensure that the homeowners can enjoy the best possible views throughout the day.
We often find amazing inspiration in life from the most unexpected sources and the ingenious folks at FMD Architects found theirs in the art of tapestry and stitching! Nestled in the iconic Australian city of the is a wonderful example of how one can creatively integrate the old with the new in a seamless fashion thanks to smart design solutions. Nestled on a lot that was just 5 meters (16.4 feet) wide the original was in urgent need of a stylish renovation and extension.
The ground floor kitchen patio and dining space and the second floor living area are visually connected with the outdoors thanks to this sparkling glass addition. The top three floors house the exquisite master suite along with other private quarters.
The designers of the home wish to dub the typical style that its interiors exude as ‘rural rustic’ and that definitely is not far off from the truth. Yet the genius of its design lies in incorporating these rustic elements and textures without disturbing the overall modern vibe of the space.