A central touchscreen in the living area is the hub of this ‘smart’ automation system which can also be operated from your smartphone or laptop over a LAN network. Add to this a clever waste recovery system solar panels that provide clean energy and passive heating and cooling techniques that cut power consumption drastically and you have a sustainable and ‘connected’ residence that would delight both the eco-conscious and the tech-savvy!
Adaptive reuse of old structures and modern renovation of tired and dreary old homes are not only cost-effective options that reduce housing costs they also help the planet by maximizing resources and reducing waste.
The structure of seems to be inspired by the petals of a flower as its four distinct wings spread out in different directions making the most of the available space. This also creates a spacious central zone with a sculptural staircase connecting the front and the back wings of the home nestled on split levels.
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.
Bedrooms on the top level seem equally enticing with the prospect of taking in the magical sunrise and sunsets thanks to the glass walls that surround them. With the simple use of drapes the homeowners can switch between complete privacy and inspirational views even as they enjoy the many comforts that surround them – A perfect Miami getaway in every sense of the word!
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.
This gray cement décor is brought to life by the use of bright and brilliant cushions even as the rest of the home remains as neutral as possible. A splash of bold hues in the kitchen and dining room also enhances this unique blend of restraint and ravishing color!