The modern kitchen is well and truly the heart and soul of the house and often ends up being the social zone where family members come together to catch up after a long hard day. While that is hardly surprising the owners of by KUBE Architecture in take it a step further by making their new ‘cook’s kitchen’ the focal point of their existing rowhouse makeover.
Exposed brick walls at the entrance wooden ceiling turnbuckles and beams blend in effortlessly with contemporary elements while a refined color scheme that is dominated by white and gray defines the cool cultured ambiance indoors.
Functionality and comfort are the two key aspects that defined the transformation with form taking a backseat at times. The wooden deck outside visually becomes a part of the living room and kitchen and adds textural contrast along with a stone fireplace that sits next to the glossy all-white contemporary kitchen. A household that is pragmatic and cozy to its core!
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.
Crafted using timber and recycled brickwork the extension is both aesthetic and eco-friendly and further gives the home energy-saving attributes thanks to the passive heating and cooling techniques.
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 lower level of the house contains the double-height living area along with a kitchen and dining space that showcases vibrant yellow and orange accents. The top floor houses five bedrooms with each having their own color scheme along with bathrooms and family areas.