The shape ‘T’ is repeated throughout the house starting from the shade next to the swimming pool (caused by the home) to the aerial view of the residence itself. But the real showstopper here is the way in which polished cement morphs into everything ranging from an alfresco dining table kitchen islands and dining room benches to relaxing daybeds and even a fabulous full-sized bed in the master suite.
Nestled on the eastern shore of in the is one such masterpiece that blurs the line between the interior and outdoors without relying on a series of large glass doors and windows.
Adaptive reuse of old structures and modern renovation of tired and dreary old homes are not only cost-effective options that reduce housing costs they also help the planet by maximizing resources and reducing waste.
Designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects the dark exterior of the house has a distinct contemporary vibe and yet allows it to disappear into the densely forested backdrop as the day wears on.
Part of a gated community the house has a smart entrance with ample parking space and its street façade showcases a glimpse of its exclusive design that combines metal glass wood and concrete. Step inside and one comes across two individual buildings where one is perpendicular to the other creating a private sheltered family zone.
True to its name the beautiful in Australia not only acts as a link between different indoor and outdoor spaces it also brings together contrasting styles from different eras. A classic double-fronted cottage in a lovely suburb of Melbourne the home features a front façade that stays true to its original design as it is left completely unaltered.
The open living space on the lower level also houses a smart dining area and a contemporary kitchen with cabinets and a central island in white. Despite the obvious lack of color indoors it is the garden and woodlands outside that make up for this shortage as they become a visual part of the interior.