It is the airy living area in black and white that acts as the intermediate zone between the new kitchen and the outdoors and bright pops of red purple orange and yellow give the interior a playful twist. A crisp black and white color scheme (a visual reinterpretation of salt and pepper) sets the backdrop while colorful décor and brilliant wall art provide the necessary sparkle.
But one look at the spectacular residence and you will realize that whatever superlatives you use do not really do justice to its sheer ingenuity and grandeur. Nestled amidst the lovely canopy Flagstaff Hill the cantilevered home seems like a luxury retreat that jumped out of a sci-fi movie.
The lower level also contains the master bedroom closet and bathroom while the top level houses additional private spaces an amazing playroom with a custom climbing wall a nursery and a game room that was previously the bell tower!
It is precisely this crazy conundrum that the ingenious House at by Envelope Architects aims to overcome with a smart use of a central courtyard and an ingenious ‘light well’. In fact this vertical column at the heart of the house ends up becoming the defining feature of the eclectic modern home.
This is a home design trend that is on the up and up with most homeowners wanting an extension that acts as a transition zone between the existing main structure and the open courtyard or patio. Crafted by Schulberg Demkiw Architects the transformed Aussie residence relies on a sense of openness and interlinked spaces to fashion the perfect family home.
The extensive use of glass doors for the new addition means that the parents can always keep an eye on the kids from almost every room in the house and even when they are out on the deck.
The multiple finishes indoors give each room a cozy rustic vibe that seems to bring along with it a sense of rich heritage and timeless elegance. Built to withstand plenty of activity through the holiday season and beyond this gorgeous cottage offers a tranquil and comfy sanctuary away from the endless rush of city life.