The heritage façade of the home was left untouched with the rear bearing the brunt of the change as a lovely extension was seamlessly combined with the existing brick structure. A narrow transition zone between both spaces connects the past and present architecturally even as elements from one era effortlessly blend with the other.
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 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.
Designed by Esquadra|Yi the expansive home has a breezy casual ambiance with the single-level front building holding the living areas and other service spaces. This open and elegant living space opens up towards the pool deck thanks to large sliding glass doors creating a flowing interaction between the interior and the courtyard.
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.
Combining a hint of traditional charm with modern aesthetics a series of single-pitch roofs in alternating direction ensure that each room of the house receives ample natural light while being protected from the harsh summer heat.
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.