Adaptive reuse does much more than just save historic buildings and cut back on construction costs and wastage of resources. It is undoubtedly the biggest reason for the newfound love of all things ‘modern industrial’. It is old factories warehouses and abandoned industrial buildings being turned into gorgeous apartments and homes that has seen a revival of a style forgotten by the 90’s nestled in a beautiful suburb of Sydney this bright and ingenious home was once a forgotten garage that is blessed with a heritage street façade and ample space on the inside.
It is barely a surprise then that this Aussie family wanted a similar functional kitchen that offered a gathering spot for everyone even while opening up towards the pool and deck outside. It is Dan Gayfer Design who transformed the by giving the house a new kitchen ensuite bathroom and cabinetry.
It is the top level that houses the large living area which flows into the solarium and the pool deck outside. The arrangement of spaces is truly unique with emphasis being placed on a smart indoor-outdoor interplay where one complements the other. But the balance of elements does not end there with the solid concrete walls and flooring of the upper levels standing contrast to the seemingly weightless glazed ground level!
Combining a variety of textures that range from steel and tile to stone and wood contrasting elements are combined effortlessly even while keeping the neutral color palette intact. A large breakfast bar adds to the appeal of the ergonomic kitchen island even as smart shelving and hidden storage units shape a flexible functional and cheerful kitchen that becomes the star of the altered home.
It is the lower level that contains the open plan living area in white while the top floor houses the relaxing bedrooms and contemporary bathrooms finished in marble. Promising a holiday that is tranquil and filled with nature’s goodness Woodpeckers transports you into a refreshing rural landscape.
How often do we think about the design of the roof when it comes to home design? It definitely does not top the list of design aficionados and many of us just tend to accent that flat linear plane as the roof.
A glass pergola roof connects the main living area with the guest rooms while a central courtyard along with the pool and the garden interlink the separate units. A double height living area opens up to the outdoors with large glass doors and sweeping wooden windows allowing those inside to switch between unabated views and complete privacy.