‘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.
Designed to make the most of amazing mountain and valley views even while offering complete privacy for those inside it is a custom timber and steel fence that steals the spotlight here. Wrapping itself around the entire lower level of the private villa the fence acts as the defining feature of the residence and helps create a micro-climate of sorts inside its confines thanks to a beautiful reflecting pool and ample greenery.
A spacious kitchen with breakfast bar that overlooks the living area becomes the focal point of the new interior that encourages interaction between family members through seamless design. Design of the top level of the residence that combines classic form with modernity and a sense of lightness completes an understated and ingenious makeover which gives a home from early 1900s a new lease of life.
Step inside and the picture changes dramatically with marble finishes and custom millwork creating an air of opulence interlaced with tranquility. An open plan living on the lower level is connected with the spacious kitchen dining area and a sitting room / sunroom that flows into the courtyard outside.
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.