The traditional street façade of the double-fronted home was kept intact and a two-story extension was added to the rear connecting the existing garden with the interior in a seamless fashion.
Making the most of the limited space on offer the all-white backdrop in each room gives the interior a spacious crisp and casual appeal that becomes the signature style of this Aussie home.
The lakeside cottage was built more than a decade and a half ago and while its owner enjoyed several memorable summers at the cottage it was time for a fresh upgrade. It was from Gilbert+Burke who revamped the interior and altered both the structural plans of the house and the landscaping around it to give it a new lease on life.
Anytime you come across an old house that has been around for decades the burden of poor alterations and unwanted extensions seems like an almost inevitable and unwanted byproduct. And this is precisely why most homeowners opt for modern extensions and renovations that not only get rid of the poorly planned and unnecessary partitions but also give the home a new lease on life.
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.
Glass doors and walls connect the kitchen and dining spaces with the courtyard outside and this revitalizes the interior and gives it a bright and cheerful ambiance that the homeowners desired.
The lowest level of the house contains the living space with the second and third floor featuring the master suite additional bedrooms and workspaces. The top floor with Jacuzzi the roof terrace and a fun toy room complete this remarkably creative dwelling.