Changing the layout and replacing the lean-too out the back with a new interior and exterior the house adapts to the urban lifestyle of its denizens. The living area with a sofa that also acts as the room divider a spacious banquette dining area that opens up towards the rear garden and a kitchen that connects different areas of the home visually and ergonomically create a space-conscious and energetic setting.
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.
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.
With Chef making it clear that the kitchen needs to be the fulcrum around which the rest of the house revolves the makeover of this Victorian weatherboard house was both breezy and easy to execute. MRTN Architects went all in with a new interior where space-savvy design making its presence felt.
It is the lower level that house the living and public areas with the bedrooms tucked away on the top floor. Even though the street façade offers complete privacy the home opens up towards the backyard beautifully and ends up creating comfortable outdoor hangouts.
Of course the living area kitchen and dining are a bit more open to the world outside than the lovely bedrooms which offer a touch more privacy. It is stone walls that become the main design element of this house and they make their presence felt both on the outside and inside the residence. Two parallel stone walls in black a series of skylights and a neutral color palette create a sophisticated and serene home where one always feels welcome.
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.
A cozy family home means different things for different people. For some it is a small and tranquil hub filled with eccentric décor pieces choice artwork and plenty of comfort. Others could go down the more modern and refined path with the house embracing concepts of minimalism and urban sophistication.