Salvaged bricks and sliding glass doors used for the tunnel along with the asymmetrical butterfly roof form the two exclusive features of the residence that let it stand out from the pack. Modern décor and a neutral color scheme combined with textural contrast further up the style quotient of this fabulous re-energized cottage Down Under.
Midcentury décor pieces are combined with modern furniture and accessories to bring together the best of both worlds even as large glass walls ensure that the outdoor deck and garden become a visual extension of the living area.
The key: turning to a semi-buried structure. The exceptional residence designed by OYO Architects has an open plan living area on the top level that sits just above ground while the private spaces are nestled underneath.
This was specifically done not just to bring in sunlight but also to ensure that the makeover allowed the homeowners to spend more time outside even while staying visually connected with the interior. With a dining area kitchen living area bath and laundry the new family zone becomes the focal point of life at the .
This is a house that is dictated by top-notch acoustic and quality and those who crafted it spent considerable time researching architectural acoustics and the specific solutions that would work in this busy and at times frantic resort town.
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.
It is barely a surprise then that eco-conscious and style-savvy homeowners are increasingly turning to additions and extensions to give their old period homes a rejuvenating contemporary appeal.