Leaving the street façade unaltered the new addition is spread across two different levels and houses the kitchen dining room and home office among other spaces. But it is the use of large walk-on skylights that draws your attention instantly as the top level skylight also serves as a beautiful private terrace.
A small deck extends the living space outdoors and offers a tranquil retreat that lets the homeowners take in the beautiful hilly landscape and the lush green garden. Responding to the environmental needs of the area and keeping construction time and cost down to a minimum were project priorities.
Wooden slats and a cantilevered top level create a striking street façade that sets this family home designed by GITC Arquitectura apart from its more modest neighbors! And on the inside it is the division of private and public spaces across two different levels and a double-height living space that define its modern aesthetics.
One of the cool features of this transformed home is undoubtedly the large and narrow skylight that brings ample natural light into the lower level of the residence even as the top floor holds the master suite along with a private wooden deck. Striking pendant lights and a curated landscape put the final touches on a serene and practical Aussie dwelling.
This fabulous fusion of different spaces is what gives the home its unique form and distinctive style even while clearly defining each area. A seamless blend of locally sourced wood with concrete and steels ensures that there is ample textural contrast within the home and large windows and glass doors bring in plenty of natural freshness.
Another striking feature of the house is the way that it blends a dash of Asian minimalism with modernity as the simple wooden decor in the living area coupled with furniture salvaged from the homeowner’s old residence creates a relaxing stylish atmosphere.
Step in further and this idea of exclusivity is reinforced by a living room where the exposed concrete fireplace and the mirror on the mantel combine to create an artistic focal point. There is no lack of color inside this living space with the corner areas being utilized as quiet and comfy reading / conversation zones. Draped in simple neutral hues and warm wooden tones the kitchen and dining space exude a more transitional style with beautiful pendant lighting and skylights illuminating this space evenly.