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.
Stretching just 7 meters wide and 20 meters in length the designed by 7A Architecture Studio is one such gorgeous contemporary home where two smartly planned levels maximize space with ease.
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.
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.
Two intersecting volumes combine to create a structure that captures different views in different directions. It is the first level of the house that contains the living area kitchen and dining in an open plan setting while the second floor contains the bedrooms which are oriented in a completely different direction.
An array of green features like photovoltaic panels energy and water management systems two wind turbines and passive cooling techniques ensure that the carbon footprint of this revamped suburban Perth residence is as minimal as possible.
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.