High ceilings ensure that this stylish extension feels dramatic even while giving the homeowners a perfect place to hold parties and family gatherings with ease. Since the interior transitions seamlessly into the patio and the garden the ‘social zone’ feels even more spacious and refreshing!
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.
Walls clad in wooden boards create beautiful corridors a light-filled stairwell and a master bedroom that flows into the balcony outside. From the kitchen to the bedrooms greenery is an integral part of every element of Casa O’ as one is left marveling at how contemporary and nature-centric design principles converge so effortlessly at this sensational residence.
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 spacious living area flows into the kitchen and dining space to create a large pavilion-style social zone even as the rooftop deck with minibar and outdoor lounge offers additional party space. The tall steel staircase a series of bridges and corridors wooden ceiling in various rooms and the striking wall clad in river pebbles combine to usher in ample visual and textural contrast. A tiny bridge connects the two different wings of the house where a balance and aesthetics are the key defining elements.
A metallic mesh frame creates the other half of the edifice and provides the perfect balance between privacy and controlled ventilation. On the inside the living space is simple unassuming and a neutral color palette ensures that the focus remains firmly on the landscape that sits outside.
A series of gardens courtyards and rooms create the lower level of the house that contains the living spaces with the top floor holding the bedrooms. It is white stained cladding that gives the house a unique façade and also filters in sunlight without completely opening up the home.