The task of rejuvenating its exterior and giving its interior a stunning new look was taken up by the creative folks at Turett Architects and as always they have accomplished the task in sizzling style! Converting this three-family townhouse into a smart single-family home meant using every inch of available space in a smart and aesthetically pleasing fashion.
Since our readers have asked for some of the ‘before photos’ of the renovation here they are so that you can truly appreciate the transformation that has taken place. Australia has a habit of producing the most audacious creative and at times expansive homes that we have stumbled across.
The architects from ensured that the classic Victorian-style street façade of the house remained intact along with the bedrooms in the main house. Instead they capitalized on the additional space in the rear and crafted a trendy and contemporary glass extension that now houses the living room kitchen and the spacious dining area.
Nestled on a sturdy steel structure the glass top of the pergola lends visual lightness while allowing the family to dine and relax outside. Most modern pergolas are capable of turning the outdoors into a full-fledged living space on its own with the help of the right decor and this glassy delight takes it to a whole new level with its sleek aesthetic form.
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.
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.
The brilliant design of this secluded residence is pretty apparent (even from a distance) as a sturdy concrete lower level is merged with a more inviting and appealing wooden structure on top. This concrete level with arched openings contains the ski-in/ski-out entry sauna ski room laundry and the amazing movie screening area. Inspired by traditional European chalets in the Alps the entire residence embraces a traditional and rustic vibe while blending state-of-the-art facilities with timeless aesthetics.