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.
Sliding barn doors large glass windows a metallic frame and woodsy interior usher in plenty of textural beauty even as a steel footbridge and the open deck create a stunning vantage point. Exposed beams crafted using recycled material locally-sourced supplies a 3.5kW photovoltaic panel top-notch insulation and LED lighting combing to ensure that the unique Colorado home is as eco-friendly as possible.
When a fire wiped out 4.5 acres of lush forest in Colorado along with a small cabin at its heart it inadvertently opened up the property for a bigger and bolder mountain home. Instead of going down the contemporary path homeowners of along with the creative minds at Renée del Gaudio took the classic route!
A TV wall in gray with fireplace below becomes focal point of the living room while a spacious dining room with smart pendant lighting sits next to it. A Corner kitchen with a sparkling blend of recessed lights and pendants completes this charming setting.
It is the entrance courtyard with its traditional Mexican style coupled with Mediterranean goodness and tropical vibe that leaves you breathless. Everywhere you look there is a carpet of green and privacy is never an issue.
The new house was inspired by the rich mining and agricultural heritage of the region and a gabled roof with its distinctive charm epitomizes this look. Two different units carefully stacked next to one another shape the fabulous and tranquil retreat with the living area kitchen and dining on the top level and the bedrooms on the lower floor.
It is not just the flooring but also the shelves usher in the charm of wood indoors with a sleek staircase in wood and glass connecting the different levels on the home. A series of beautiful pendant lights and understated contemporary décor complete a home that somehow feels like a bit of downtown San Francisco transported to the heart of Perth!