There comes a point in everyone’s life when the rush of urban life starts to wear you down and all those miles over the years start to take a toll on both your body and mind. Designed as a second home for an elderly couple that lives in offers a secluded and comfortable retreat that blends a rustic exterior with polished modern interior.
The dashing new addition in wood and glass sits at the rear of the heritage house leaving the street façade undisturbed. Yet the old weatherboard home is seamlessly combined with the contemporary structure to create a cheerful synergy and a breezy living space that the entire family can enjoy.
The new interior of this family home in Melbourne’s suburb relies on a breezy color scheme ample natural light and seamless fusion of spaces where one room flows into the next. A variety of wooden finishes were used throughout the house to give the revamped residence a warm inviting appeal. Spotted Gum cabinetry can be found in the bathroom as well as the main living area while Western Red Cedar lining creates a fabulous accent wall in the kitchen.
A large courtyard and pool area finds space amidst the three separate wings with each area visually flowing into the scenic landscape outside. Much like the form of the house its dark gray zinc cladding also sets it apart from many other residences in the region.
Its unmistakably minimal form relies on an effortless flow of spaces where the interior and the exterior become one – both visually and functionally. It is the pool and the central courtyard of the sweeping designed by Craig Steere Architects that steals the show and becomes the focal point of a living area and kitchen that doubles as spacious social zones.