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.
Due to the inherent narrow width of the home the architects needed to be extra careful regarding the optimum usage of space. Just the residence acquired a new two-story glass rear extension that opens up into the lovely backyard and gives the interior a sense of spaciousness.
The fine balancing act between giving a classic home a gorgeous contemporary extension yet keeping the aura of the original structure intact is indeed a tricky affair. Located in the saw the addition of a savvy and practical modern living space to an existing double fronted. While the street façade of the original house was kept intact the new extension took shape in the rear taking maximum advantage of every inch of available space.
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!
A serene water feature adds to the tranquility of the space and large sliding glass doors lead the way into the double-height dining space. The lower level of the house also features a smart living space and a modern kitchen with a generous serving area.
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.
The main level of the house features a double-height living room with a stone fireplace at its heart. Massive windows elegantly frame the views outside and the adjacent dining room and library offer additional cozy nooks. The entire retreat is designed to encourage maximum interaction between family members and plenty of emphasis is placed on social areas.