Designed by Klopf Architecture the modern family residence has a sloped roof that gives the street façade a low modest look even as the rear structure brings the outdoors inside with its wall of glass! Wood steel and concrete shape the energy-efficient interior where passive heating and cooling techniques LED lighting fixtures and smart insulation help cut back on the carbon footprint.
Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.
Despite its seemingly daring form the innovative extension feels perfectly at home in the more traditional backdrop with aging metallic finishes and unassuming décor completing the open interior. A neutral backdrop in pristine white pastel hues that usher in an air of femininity and bright warm metallics which dazzle at every turn – is a residence that definitely moves away from the stereotypical townhouse!
The old residence was not just poorly planned but was turned into a dark and cluttered space as subsequent renovations brought in greater number of internal partitions. Completely altering the floor plan of the lower level and adding an addition top floor along with an expansive wooden deck outside the charming makeover aims to bring modernity to the classic Aussie home.
The four bedroom and two bathroom family home was once a large warehouse and in its latest avatar it combines its past heritage with contemporary comfort cheerful living space and a serene leafy terrace. The result is truly spectacular as one gets to enjoy the best of Melbourne even while escaping the stereotypical city life.