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.
Utilizing the uniqueness and exquisite charm of Margraf marbles architect does a stunning job of crafting a home that is both understated and dashing at the same time. From the façade clad ever so carefully in diagonally-cut to a bathroom backdrop covered in Onice Verde this is a home that exudes marble magic!
Altering both the visual appeal and functional form of a home that was originally built in 1905 Baukultur/ca turned a seemingly ordinary home in into a cheerful bright and inviting modern residence. Both the new interior and the exterior rely largely on elegant use of wood and a neutral color palette that employs white in an extensive fashion. It is the lower level that contains the new living area kitchen and dining space that tastefully flow into the gorgeous rear deck even as the top floor holds the bedrooms and other private spaces.
On the inside concrete is coupled with warm wooden tones to present a balance of various textures even as sliding glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows complete a contemporary setting. Despite the unassuming color palette the use of various finishes along with a strong presence of natural greenery gives the house a relaxing modern vibe.
Space seems to be hardly an issue at this warehouse conversion as the open living area on the lower level leads to an equally large kitchen and dining zone. Wood brings warmth to this setting even as a smart stairway leads to the top level with its own sitting / family area bedrooms and bathrooms. But it is the terrace that truly steals the spotlight at this Aussie house as its lush green setting beautiful lighting and alfresco dining encourage homeowners to spend more time outside than indoors.
Construction materials like the high recycled content composite siding and white stucco ensure that the searing heat of Orangevale does not cause quick damage to the exterior despite the openness of the design. A home that is smart sensible and responsive to the local climate!
Sustainable forest management practices are also employed to preserve the original foliage of the Catskills and to integrate the modern cabins with the greenery around them. Locally sourced wood and stone add to the green credentials of each of these 26 homes while high-efficiency heating systems and top-notch insulation cut down on power bills.