It is amazing how jaded life makes us as we grow older and the fascination that we have for little things seems to fade away all too soon in the real world. Yet some things remain constant like our love all things that fly high in the air and a desire to find a quiet lonely nook that takes us away from the rush of the world.
A textured cement wall acts as the backdrop for the entertainment unit and the floating shelves even as a double-sided couch helps demarcate and define space. Classic wooden French doors in the living room open to reveal the home workspace with the living and dining area also doubling as the home library study and activity zone.
It is the new living area that is the heart of the rejuvenated residence with the kitchen in white sitting on one side and the dining area on the other. A series of pendants in gray recessed lighting and a lineup of smart windows illuminate this area perfectly both during the day and after sunset.
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!
If there is one design and decorating trend that seems to be catching on fast and only growing with each day then it is the expansive use of wood in homes and offices. The polished plastic surfaces of the 90’s seem to firmly be on the out as homeowners long for a sense of serenity and coziness.
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.
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.