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.
The main volume of the house in concrete and standing on steel columns contains two different levels and house the living area along with the main bedrooms. An entirely different volume contains the guest bedrooms along with the fabulous sauna and home spa.
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.
The family wing of Watermill House now floats above ground and its dramatic cantilevered form gives this family residence a distinct identity. Apart from this striking structure there are two other wings that make up the public spaces and the guest zones.
The slanted roof of the house is another striking feature that sets it apart from the many mundane homes that you come across. Despite its more modest outward appeal on the inside each room of the house is much larger than one anticipates and the exceptional roof design creates airy light-filled spaces across the three different levels.
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.