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 idea came about when the homeowner asked the architects to spare enough room for the 3 tapestries of houses made by her mom! The timber beams not only add visual splendor but also offer insulation and ample shade for the homeowners to enjoy some lovely summer evenings in the courtyard.
The top floor houses a home library a master suite a family room and another study. The interiors exude a classy elegant appeal with timeless decor additions like the Moooi Random lights and the Eames Molded Plastic chairs. The transformation from a pre-war cottage to a contemporary residence is so amazing that the unsuspecting would never even have a clue!
The adjoining dining area also grabs your attention thanks to the amazing textured wall that makes up the backdrop and a sleek two-sided fireplace that also serves as a sunken lounge on the other side! A contemporary kitchen master suite and a private outdoor courtyard complete this level.
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.