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.
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.
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!
The task of giving this beautiful home a brand new extension that served the growing needs of the family fell upon Dionne Arquitectos and the ingenious architects from the firm sure didn’t disappoint! Amalgamating adequate privacy with open social spaces the re-designed residence charms you with an inviting feel.
Urban luxury is combined with a ‘holiday retreat ambiance’ as smart appliances and tech-savvy additions become an integral part of the living room and the kitchen. The stylish living room features plush seating in white and a multimedia wall in black while the kitchen and the dining space also embrace this sleek contemporary look.
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.
The long hallway leads to the central living area that features a modern kitchen dining space and a family room with fireplace. The kids’ bedrooms master bedroom and the guest room are separated from this central unit using glass doors and track-mounted curtains. With windows acting like the eyes of the Chameleon and providing an access to the world all around it this is a house that is indeed as adaptable as its inspiration!