In a world where every second matters and our lives seem so intertwined with our clocks it is hard to truly escape from the rush and catch a quiet moment. It is often nature that offers this relaxing retreat and in California is one such fabulous getaway that connects its residents with surrounding landscape.
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.
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.
Part of a beautiful neighborhood that is filled with elegant Victorian Houses the seems like just any other classic home in Victoria. But step inside and then things change dramatically as this 1880’s residence opens up into a gorgeous and cheerful contemporary space with bedrooms at the front and a dashing living space kitchen and dining area in the rear.
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.
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.
The elegant living area with a double-height kitchen and dining area next to it opens up into the large pavilion outside and the pool area. A fire pit in the corner along with a bench offer a simple relaxation zone even as a pergola with al fresco dining on the other side encourages the homeowners to spend those cool evenings outside. The design of the bedroom is no different with operable doors turning it into an open and enchanting setting filled with natural goodness in absolutely no time. With perforated ceiling panels creating better acoustics and a home crafted to entertain guests with ease this is a Californian escape that cannot help but fall in love with!