It is the living area along with the kitchen and dining that sit at the front of the home with the study bedrooms and other private spaces shielded away from prying eyes in the rear section. A captivating rooftop deck with 360 degree views complete a residence that was shaped as much by the landscape as it was by the choice of the homeowners!
When it comes to revamping old houses with a heritage façade and giving them a contemporary new makeover it is often the rear extension that comes to the rescue. The advantages of a smart modern extension that acts as an interface between the interior and the backyard go beyond the obvious. For starters this allows architects to work within existing building norms and to preserve the classic appeal of traditional homes without sacrificing on functionality.
A relaxing contemporary home is as much about the outdoors as it is about the ambiance inside and the in Australia seems to bring together both these elements in a perfect fashion. Designed by Lachlan Shepherd Architects the fabulous family home creates a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay even while ensuring that those inside enjoy adequate privacy.
Instead of the going down the classic route of a ‘warm and cozy’ interior the striking residence shoots of a sophisticated and upscale look and pulls it off with panache! From the double doors at the entrance that feature eye-catching artwork to the sunken living space everything here steals the spotlight!
One enter the top wooden level of the floor on street level and instantly notices the charm of Cape Cod and the surrounding landscape becoming a part of the overall design. With its unique silhouette the house seems striking and yet surprisingly non-intrusive even as the top level master suite and guest suites offer amazing view of the Bay area and beyond. A glass walkway connects these two wings with the lower level housing the stylish living space large kitchen dining and other public zones.