One can see the rear balcony and the panoramic view beyond even from the entry as an open common space creates the heart of the home. Surrounded by large redwood trees and a relaxing garden the focus here remains firmly on the landscape outside!
This effect is even more profound in case of natural light and the in is a perfect example of how creative design can usher in sunlight into the most improbable places! Designed by Ben Callery Architects the rear extension of this narrow brick house in Melbourne relies on a roof that curves towards the sky to fill its living area with sunlight.
It is the lower level that holds the stylish entry open living area and a small kitchen along with other utility rooms. The top floor contains the master bedroom a spacious walk-in closet two kids’ bedrooms and a nifty sitting area. A gorgeous and minimal floating staircase connects the lower level with the upper floor.
The family of seven finds plenty of space in and around the new house even as the pool area becomes the new relaxing ‘social zone’. A lovely garden filled with greenery and light-filled interior spread across two expansive levels complete this modern-classic residence.
Textured brickwork timber-framed cladding and a coffered ceiling that was specifically designed to support the green roof above add plenty of pattern to the neutral interior with wall art providing pops of bright color. Practical energy-savvy and elegant this Aussie home does it all!
Designed by IF_DO it is the pitched roof the new extension that gives it a touch of traditional charm even as beautiful use of skylights brings in a flood of natural light. The rear addition acts as a transition zone or sorts between the existing home and the garden while offering an unabated window into the sights and sounds outside.
Replacing the old staircase with the new design not only enhanced the visual appeal of the home but also saved space by 20 percent giving the architects more room to work with. Replacing the old larger kitchen with an ergonomic cutting-edge kitchen that is much smaller also freed up space for the living room.