Replacing an existing ranch home in Orangevale the borrows of midcentury aesthetics while embracing modern ergonomics and a smart indoor-outdoor interplay. Designed for a couple with grown kids the open living area of the house holds the kitchen with twin islands and a dashing dining area; all of which are visually connected with the landscape outside.
‘Lightness’ was the keyword during both the planning and execution phase as prefab Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and metallic frame that relied on tension for stability helped pull off a sustainable and mesmerizing retreat.
Squeezing in five fabulous townhouses on a lot that is barely 760 square meters in area in revamps an existing Queenslander even while finding space for 4 additional new townhouses. Designed by refresh*design a series of three townhouses with continuous gabled roof along with two other individual homes ensure that the property as a whole maximizes available space without feeling congested or even poorly ventilated. A sense of modernity starts with the exterior of the house with white and gray along with dark window frames setting the design tone.
A series of decks outdoor patios and infinity pool shape the landscape around the mountain villa with luxury being combined with efficiency almost flawlessly. A dashing kitchen in white with red radiance modular décor in the living room and colorful décor bring brightness to an interior that is otherwise relaxing and neutral.
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.