There comes a time when every home needs a makeover that accommodates changing styles and lifestyles. More importantly it is the generational change that brings with it new requirements and the Goldtree House revamped and improved by Hartree + Associates Architects is no different.
Much of the ground floor and its social zones were crafted using the input of the teenage twins and how they wanted to host friends and family. A lovely deck and pool outside add to the relaxing ambiance even as a series of sheltered decks extend the living area outside.
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.
Precast concrete blocks and tiles paint the picture inside with wood being used for the series of raised platforms to combine a sense of minimalism with inviting warmth and a serene Asian style.
Two different private sections of the house come together in the middle to create a spacious common area that contains the kitchen dining room and living area. With each of the private wings boasting of two bedrooms a bathroom and a smart multitasking zone the house feels both inviting and spacious.
A flood of natural light and a neutral backdrop add to the newfound sense of spaciousness with the bedrooms study and other private areas sitting at the front. For many of us 7 meters of space does not seem like much. But there are townhouses across the globe that work with far less in terms of the width available to them.
Two different terraces in the house extend the living area outdoors with ease even as local pine wood is used extensively throughout the building. Large glass walls and V-shaped pillars that support the cantilevered building usher in some much needed contrast to this warm and inviting space.
Despite the use of blue accent additions and bold metallics the house is largely neutral and large sliding glass doors welcome the outdoors inside during warmer summer months.