It is barely a surprise that wooden slats and movable wooden panels are being increasingly used to revamp existing homes and breathe an air of freshness into new structures. Wood not only adds warmth to the façade of the house and gives it a distinct identity but also helps improve the passive solar capabilities of a home while regulating the ventilation within. It is one such transformation that one comes across at the in Australia as a classic federation house is given a cheerful modern ambiance and a smart top level addition.
An OBBA creation this fabulous home is set at the foot of a mountain range and overlooks a large water reservoir that is just a stone’s throw away. With a fruit and vegetable garden on one side and a curated landscape on the other this is a home that is all about reconnecting with nature!
Smart use of skylights and windows throughout the house along with large operable windows ensure that each room is well-ventilated even while keeping out searing summer heat. Innovative storage units and custom décor put the finishing touches on a makeover that is as charming as it is functional.
Balance between indoor and outdoor living is achieved using open spaces that flow into the garden and courtyard while the décor is kept intentionally understated. Passive solar design a rainwater harvesting system and smart energy management add another lustrous layer of green goodness to this exquisite home Down Under that easily stands out from the pack.
On the inside it is white that takes over from gray which dominates the façade with wood and different shades of gray playing second fiddle. A series of terrariums pavilions and terraces bring in plenty of natural light along with large framed glass windows that offer a constant glimpse of the ever-changing sights and sounds outside. Cheerful inviting and cozy this is a summer home that makes the most of the unique site it sits on.