Designed by Ming Architects the house offers much more than just the dramatic feature wall clad in river pebbles as it sits snugly between a koi pond on one side and a swimming pool on the other. The multi-level residence was crafted to combine complete privacy with an open living environment that allows the homeowners to easily friends and family.
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.
A narrow entryway leads into the main home where nothing feels conventional! A sunken living area with home bar is surrounded by walls of books that extend all the way up to the ceiling. These floor-to-ceiling bookshelves give the home color personality and also showcase the homeowner’s love for books without confining it to just a single study room.
The street façade of this polished contemporary home sets itself apart from others thanks to a gorgeous brick wall and design that seems to combine contrasting textures with ease. It is this bold and yet seamless blend of different elements that resonates throughout the house making it both inviting and inimitable.
Focus at this Colorado home is all about cutting out excesses in an attempt to conserve energy and a neutral color palette shaped by FSC plywood cedar and plasterboard enhances this idea of minimalism. A heat recovery ventilator keeps the air fresh inside even as photovoltaic panels reduce reliance on conventional energy sources as much as possible. A perfect green home that allows you to live off the grid with ease this mountain retreat is as easy on the planet as it is on your senses!
A neutral color scheme defines much of the interior with large wall art additions bringing in some much needed color. It is the dining room that acts as a transition zone between the interior and the small rear yard even as the living area and kitchen sit at the front.
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.