Despite being constrained by the narrowness of the lot Sam Crawford Architects managed to etch out a cheerful and seemingly spacious modern home by tapping into the vertical room on offer. Original industrial elements of the home were kept intact and enhance while the street façade was left untouched because of the heritage rules. Exposed brick walls define the living area even as dark steel elements industrial-style windows and wooden ceiling beams are intertwined with comfortable modern décor and polished finishes.
Double-height interiors mezzanine levels with home library cozy fireplaces and adaptable storage units combine to create a functional and elegant interior where life seems both comfortable and tranquil.
Despite the monochromatic color scheme use of varying finishes like oak flooring in the living area and sandstone in the kitchen and bathrooms gives each room an air of exclusivity. play a major role in linking the outdoors with the interior visually with unassuming modern décor completing these stylish Swedish homes.
Think of home design and it is form followed by functionality that comes to mind instantly. For some reason this has become the norm globally. Very rarely do people venture beyond these two parameters and seriously ponder over acoustics.
The open living area with kitchen and dining extends into the modest private courtyard which ends up becoming the gathering spot for friends and family. Interesting wall art pieces pops of orange in the dining area and a hint of greenery outside provide pops of color with tall wall shelves offering ample storage space. A clever transformation that preserves the historic past of the revitalized garage!
The is all about combing contrasting styles textures and finishes in an organic manner even while shaping an enjoyable social setting where kids and parents can interact without hindrance. The new living space in the rear along with the kitchen and dining flows into the courtyard while the existing traditional home holds the bedrooms and an architectural studio. Raw finishes of plywood and Formply are mixed with ceiling beams in Tasmanian oak to create intrigue and contrast.
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.