While the street façade of the house is closed off to keep away any prying eyes the rear of the opens up toward the backyard creating a dynamic relationship between the interior and the outdoors. Wood and glass are the two principle elements that define the exterior of the residence and give it a warm inviting appeal along with a modern sheen. An is tucked beneath the cantilevered master bedroom on the top floor. The lower level holds the dining kitchen and living spaces along with the laundry room and the study area.
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 surging wave of sustainable design and eco-conscious homes has seen architects come up with some of the most innovative and amazing homes in the last few years. Hidden partially inside the ground and following the natural contours of a beautiful hill in the this contemporary house is all about being one with nature. Designed by VASHO Studio the house is nestled on the slope of the hill and instead of disturbing the existing canopy it just burrows in and enhances the appeal of the secluded niche.
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.
Instead of opting for the usual ‘giant glass box’ extension the creative folks from Whiting Architects wanted the latest addition to feel like a revitalized version of the old home that was already in place. Function precedes form inside this monochromatic structure that ensures not an inch of room is wasted with unnecessary corridors and transitional spaces.
The contrast between the living areas and the bedroom is apparent with the latter offering far more privacy while providing framed views of the scenery outside. A lavish spa-like bath with a standalone tub completes this residence spread across that wins you over with its Mediterranean magic!
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.