The new house was inspired by the rich mining and agricultural heritage of the region and a gabled roof with its distinctive charm epitomizes this look. Two different units carefully stacked next to one another shape the fabulous and tranquil retreat with the living area kitchen and dining on the top level and the bedrooms on the lower floor.
Working within constraints of rigid bushfire safety norms along with the very specific demands of the clients Field Office Architecture managed to craft a masterpiece on the side of Mount Macedon! Dubbed this unique and striking contemporary home combines smart architecture with eco-sensitive design to fashion a living environment that is both relaxing and captivating. To minimize impact on the lot and to give those inside a wonderful view of the bushland and beyond the residence sits partially on stilts and has a cantilevered façade.
Apart from altering the floor plan of the house and reworking the plumbing and electrical installations the addition focused on bring in natural ventilation even while preserving a sense of privacy. The top level guest room and library features a glass floor that allows light to filter through to the lower level even as cleverly placed skylights do the trick in bathrooms and bedrooms.
Then you also have the charm of a revitalized interior that is filled with a flood of natural light. The gorgeous is another perfect case in the point as a glazed contemporary rear extension completely alters this classic British home. The task of giving this dreary residence a new lease of life fell upon UVArchitects who added the rear extension as a transition zone between the existing home and the small rear garden.
Some of the striking features on the inside include a net bed on the top level which not only gives the home a fun playful ambiance but also acts as a light well that illuminates the lower floor. A staircase crafted using plywood boxes is another nifty features that saves up space and also creates a versatile display.