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.
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!
Large glass windows open up the private zones of the house to the ocean view outside while the street façade of the retreat benefits from a retaining wall that provides privacy. Repetitive pod-like design of both the public and private units gives the structure a contemporary look with large walls of shelves and cabinets adding ample storage and display space.
Designed by RUFproject a custom screen made out of Sapele wood slats shields the top level of the house from excessive sunlight and also provides necessary privacy. A beautiful entry combines different elements as the small reflecting ponds stone steps wooden door and bamboo garden well and truly bring home the Oriental vibe.
Wooden slats and boards are used through the house to give each section of the interior a cozy visual even while delineating space in an effective manner. Unlike many other homes where pops of bright color breaks up the monochromatic look wall art and décor inside this Canadian house also embraces the white light gray and woodsy theme!