Simple straight lines and smart cubic structures have become an integral part of contemporary design in the last decade or two and embraces this approach while presenting an interesting textural and visual contrast. Exposed raw concrete walls are combined with large glass walls and wooden slats on the outside to blend the visually heavy elements with lighter elements. This approach also allows the architects to create a series of spaces that alternate between complete privacy and a sense of openness.
The trendy living room faces the apple tree the relaxing master bedroom the cherry tree the spa-like bathroom faces the peach tree the guest room the silver spruce and the children’s room the walnut tree! Letting the green landscape and nature define the overall appeal and orientation of the house the is indeed all about the outdoors.
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!
is used in an extensive fashion inside the house in framing cladding flooring and ceilings to add warmth and a rich sophistication. A visually captivating staircase leads the way to the top level that houses the bedrooms and bathrooms along with other private spaces. Elegant and creative the is a perfect example of how to extend your living area beyond the walls of the home with simplicity and style!
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 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.
Blending the old with the modern is indeed a tricky task and often renovations and makeovers demand a certain sensitivity towards the existing historic structures. Located in the West Village neighborhood of this fabulous townhouse was first built in and has undergone quite a few changes over the years.