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.
Décor in the living area dining room and the game room is much more classic in its appeal with curtains that add flowery pattern and plenty of color energizing the spaces. One can see a lovely transition of styles here even as the modern woodsy kitchen becomes the new heart and soul of this timeless residence.
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.
It is the rear of the house that gets a dramatic facelift with the new addition while the street façade remains completely unchanged. This preserves the original classic vibe of the residence even while ensuring that the interior has an aura that is inspired by modern industrial lofts in cities like New York and Vancouver.
But the in takes an entirely different approach to its design with a more energy-efficient and eco-friendly set of apartments that are LEED platinum certified and perfect for the eco-conscious homeowner.
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.
Apart from the obvious façade of the house the first feature one notices here is the gorgeous crafted entrance and the smart gardens that surround the structure. A modern pool and tennis court sit next to one another and a series of tall trees on the outside provide privacy in natural manner. On the inside white is the color of choice in different rooms with natural light flooding in to add to the brightness and sense of freshness.
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.