The residence was built on a lot with plenty of vegetation and to ensure that much of the existing greenery was left untouched the building plan divided the home into three distinct units.
The neutral backdrop allows light to spread throughout the residence evenly and shapes a cheerful setting with the sight of the ocean in the distance stealing the spotlight.
The clients wanted a home that was secure as the lot enjoys twin access points; one from the front and one from the rear street. Combining a sense of spaciousness and freedom with privacy and security the new home is spread across two different levels with the lower floor containing the open plan living area kitchen and dining and the top level holding the bedrooms and other private zones. The double-height living area drives away any feeling of ‘lack of space’ with a brightly colored orange couch at the heart of it all.
The main unit contains the living area long with the kitchen and dining. A second building houses the bathrooms and the bedrooms with the third acting as a spacious and versatile home studio and play area for kids.
It is the upper level that now houses the more formal living area kitchen with a view of the distant harbor and the bedrooms of the parents. This level was designed to act as an individual home on its own down the line with the lower level accommodating the kids.
But the true showstopper of this Vietnamese residence is undoubtedly the dashing with a glass railing that blends minimalism with textural charm and a hint of industrial panache. Social zones outside are carefully integrated with the rooms inside and a flood of natural light ensures there is no dull corner inside this beautiful home.
A small and traditional home in need of a modern makeover is a situation that we come across on a pretty regular basis. Nestled in the suburbs of Sydney this federation semi-detached cottage residence was given a quick makeover with a brand new addition in the rear by Amrish Maharaj Architect expanding the available space and also creating fresher more modern living environment.
The basic idea behind the design of the house is to keep things simple with a minimal decorating style taking over. On the outside the house is draped in white and gray and this polished color scheme holds sway inside as well.