Bi-fold doors blur the line between the interior and the garden with skylights bringing in additional ventilation in the hallway and the powder room. Despite the use of contrasting textures and finishes nothing seems out of place inside this Aussie home as custom lighting and a charming landscape cap off the brilliant fusion.
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.
Undoubtedly the real showstopper of the house is the top level rooftop terrace that features a 36-foot-long infinity pool along with a comfy and spacious hangout a barbecue area and an outdoor dining space.
The first floor of the existing house holds two bedrooms and a bathroom while the distinct timber box sitting atop the new extension contains the master suite. Uncomplicated in its approach and cheerful this smart residence feels like a bridge between two contrasting eras.
In fact the street façade only gives you a slight glimpse of the actual interior with two pod-like structures popping out of the otherwise green scenery. Then there is the smart waterproof rubber membrane that wraps itself around the exterior of the home to make sure that the moisture does not seep through from the green roof into the living area.
The lower level of the house holds an open plan living space with an elegant sculptural staircase leading to the master bedroom on the top level. Contrary to the image outside these spacious rooms are clad in light neutral hues with white becoming the color of choice.
A relaxing master bedroom and bathroom are located on the same level as the living area while it is the lower floor that holds the kids’ bedrooms along with a gorgeous guest bedroom steam room and other private spaces. Combining luxury aesthetics and ergonomics with ease each room in this ski chalet does its best to bring the sights and sounds of the forested landscape outside indoors without ever going overboard with the use of sweeping glass doors and windows.