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.
The limited footprint of the constructed area coupled with a need to design a home that left as much of the forest land as untouched as possible meant Storm Architects opted for a simple stylish and elegant modern structure. With a timber frame and larch cladding that is interlaced with large glass windows and modern finishes the home seems both classic and contemporary at the same time.
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.
Complete with a kitchen spacious living room bedroom and bathroom this is not just a shabby little hangout where comfort is sparse. Stunning views of the landscape are combined with coziness while the prefabricated nature of the structure ensures that the scenery around the retreat is left completely untouched. The best part of it all is that one can easily relocate the entire home by disassembling the unit if and when the need to move arises!
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.
A beautiful fireplace with a spot for the stacked firewood next to it and a large window seat that doubles as a tranquil reading nook complete the setting. Clad in concrete wood and steel there is plenty of textural contrast here with form following function closely. A perfect getaway that is both cozy and minimal!