It is not very often that we find a gorgeous beach retreat dressed up like a cabin in the woods. But the amazing in seems to effortlessly combine the warmth of wood with the breezy and casual style of a beach house to create a contemporary residence that is both extravagant and exceptional.
A terrace overlooking the garden connects the new addition with the original house and large glass windows along with smart wooden slats ensure that there is an ideal balance between privacy and beautiful views. The backyard becomes an integral part of the living areas on the lower level that features a gorgeous living space a modern kitchen and an eclectic dining space with an accent brick wall. An outdoor lounge and pergola ensure that the homeowners can take the party outside any time of the day while sweeping social areas indoors promote interaction between family members.
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.
Remember the opening shot of the movie ‘Stuart Little’ or even the first few pages of the illustrated book? The story starts off in this traditional townhouse that is sandwiched between tall modern skyscrapers. Narrow townhouses with a classic front façade do have a timeless and nostalgic appeal about them that lures you in almost instantly!
The of the home was given a fresh new lease of life and even the rear façade was given a novel yet classic look that was achieved using dark grey bricks. While the traditional townhouse appeal of the residence was left untouched on the outside the interiors paint an entirely different picture. Spread across three existing levels and a new fourth level that was added to provide open-air patios the house combines warm wooden surfaces with sleek decor and contemporary design to create an inviting ambiance.
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 ground floor kitchen patio and dining space and the second floor living area are visually connected with the outdoors thanks to this sparkling glass addition. The top three floors house the exquisite master suite along with other private quarters.