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.
In an attempt to transform an old Victorian home in the town of Ballarat into a more spacious and modern setting that meets the demands of a family of five of Moloney Architects turned to the idea of a wooden box extension.
Influence by typical Paulista school of architecture and embracing Brazilian-modernism at its brilliant best the in paints a picture of balanced contrasts. A FGMF Arquitetos design the spacious house relies on multiple levels to create a breezy relaxing and openresidence where every single level is connected with the outdoors.
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!
Sparkling custom lighting fixture with 36 bright individual pieces a wooden dining table and other bespoke designs are combined with classic like the Eames Plywood Chair and Saarinen’s Womb couch to elevate the aura of the living area. Complete with a state-of-the-art home theater and lavish bedrooms this Brazilian home wows at every turn!
Features like the kitchen island with cooktop and the relaxing window seat with built-in storage further encourage interaction between family members. Forging a fine balance between refined flair and informal ambiance every little detail inside the Wooden Box is crafted to meet the specific needs of a modern family with an active lifestyle.
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.