Combining the charm of the 70s with midcentury décor and a touch of glitz and glam with contemporary ergonomics and trendy design the interior of this London residence offers the best of both worlds. The recipient of the award from United Kingdom Property Awards it is easy to see why anyone would instantly fall in love with this soothing and chic interior. On the lowest level one sees the living space / TV room that creates a vivacious and fun atmosphere with its semi-industrial style and iconic décor additions like the Wegner’s Papa Bear Chair.
The residential neighborhood of in Sydney is home to many beautiful houses that range from the contemporary to the classic Victorian structures. Set in this idyllic backdrop is the gorgeous designed by Carterwilliamson Architects. Crafted to meet the needs of a young family that moved to this home from an urban apartment the residence was designed to be a relaxing family-friendly interior with an open and cheerful ambiance. Working on a tight budget the architects turned to materials that usher in plenty of textural beauty even while keeping the costs down to a bare minimum.
Understated modern décor and large open areas that flow into one another ensure that the kids have plenty of space to explore and enjoy in an unhindered fashion. Sliding glass doors and large windows bring in the outdoors beautifully even as large sheer curtains filter out harsh sunlight on hot summer days. Efficient and responsive to the ever-changing needs of the young family there is plenty to like about this smart Aussie home!
A cleverly placed Japanese maple tree graces the indoor courtyard and completes a relaxing reading zone that sits indoors. A dark kitchen island and black kitchen shelves with a glossy finish offer lovely visual contrast when combined with the exposed brick wall on one side and glass walls on the other.
Originally built in the 1930s and extended in the 1970s in Australia was in urgent need of a modern revamp that facilitated the modern lifestyle of its young owners. Turning this mundane and poorly planned home into a breezy modern delight filled with ample natural lighting are the creative folks from Freedman White who redefined the floor plan to transform the house into a more kid-friendly setting. The old laundry space evolved into the new open plan living area that is connected with the rumpus room dining area and of course the lovely yard.
Replacing the original cabin that was built in the 1950s the latest structure seamlessly integrates with the pool and a recent annex that sit next to it. It was a conscious effort on the part of the architects to create an exterior that complemented the slanted roof of the annex covered with wooden shingles.
On the lower level of the house one finds the living area along with the kitchen dining space and a Zen-style nook next to the staircase that also holds an indoor tree. Additional bedrooms and storage spaces make up the rear part of the ground floor with the first floor holding the master bedroom and study. Skylights that usher in a flood of natural light and smart artificial lighting complete an exquisite home where ergonomics and frugality take precedence over outlandish style and aesthetics!