An inverted U-shaped cantilevered canopy cozy fireplace and smart marble finishes complete this gorgeous Aussie home where the outdoors are welcome indoors with glee. There are times when old structures are altered ever so slightly to accommodate changing lifestyles and modern needs.
An angular façade with concrete and glass panels draws you instantly and a long extended walkway leads to the double height living space. Everything seems perfectly curated inside the house with one space flowing into the next.
Then there are occasions when it needs to give way to new homes on the same lot because of dramatically altered needs. Having already lived in a Californian bungalow on the same lot for over 40 years the owners of wanted two new homes replacing their aged residence.
Big city lights a fast-paced life and globalization have all taken us towards the idea of a nuclear functional and urban family. But a generation is once again discovering the many joys and benefits of multi-generational homes and the in is a perfect example of how you can create one such efficient economical and contemporary dwelling.
Looking beyond the bookshelf the house on the outside is draped completely in black and the oblique wall used for the bookshelf also helps in creating a shield against heavy rainfall by extending the roof outwards.
Instead of taking the normal route of placing one house next to the other the architects opted for a more linear approach with the second house being placed behind the first. This gave the street façade a cleaner more classic look while ensuring that the visual symmetry of the neighborhood was left undisturbed.
Demands modern life often mean kids moving away from parents at a very early age and things staying that way for the rest of their lives. Multi-generational homes once a common sight even in the west are a rarity.
Sliding glass doors concrete floors and wooden walls and pavilion wooden roof shape the beautiful new dining area lounging space kids’ play zone and interactive and entertaining areas. Each room flows into the next even while maintaining its own individual identity while a south facing courtyard unifies it all ever so diligently. The transformation feels organic and the pavilion roof extends even outside to form the carport and offers shelter for the ingenious walkways.