estled in Niigata Japan is a home that does all this and a whole lot more as this family residence combines an edgy industrial vibe with refined modern aesthetics and a dash of Japanese minimalism.
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.
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.
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.
Add to this the distinct presence of wide cedar board siding that is literally ‘stapled on’ using custom stainless steel clips and you have a home that does everything it can to ensure that the open living area is detached from the constant hustle and bustle outdoors.
The use of stainless steel clips was a masterstroke that helps the architects to use the cedar boards without having to worry about damage over time due to seasonal expansion and contraction of wood.
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 .