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.
Designed by UN Studio and nestled on an unspoiled coastal site in northern the unique contemporary home is surrounded by a wooden area on one side and polder on the other. This provided the architects the perfect opportunity to conjure up and bring to life an exclusive residence that offers captivating view of the scenery without ever seeming far too overwhelming.
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.
Step inside and one sees a fusion of the dramatic and the understated the grand and the minimalist as a large expansive living area is draped in a variety of finishes that add subtle contrast to the breezy space. The lower level of the house contains the living area kitchen and dining space and natural light from the top floor floods into this space thanks to a large central opening.
Designed by Takeru Shoji Architects the lower level of the house contains a fabulous Japanese-style room a spare room that can accommodate guests and a fabulous master bedroom along with a master bath that exudes an air of tranquility.
It is not very often that we come across homes with a curved wall or two as the world around us seems to be obsessed with simple straight lines when it comes to home design. But this exceptional home in Australia goes down this less explored path as it transforms a 1970s home into a modern delight even while highlighting its beautiful curved wall that becomes a part of the entrance. Draped in Woodform Timber Batons and highlighted using fabulous accent lighting the home features a revitalized entrance that sets it apart from others in the neighborhood.
But it is the central courtyard that is the true showstopper here as it becomes the heart and soul of this Aussie home where life outside seems far more alluring than indoors! Turning the natural slope of the site into an advantage the interior features a stepwise arrangement of spaces with each one flowing into the next.