Designed by Baraban+ design studio the lavish home showcases all the distinct elements that one associates with classic homes inspired by the Tuscany region of Italy – the sun-baked look of the walls terra cotta tiles Mediterranean design touches and a relaxed rustic vibe that comes with the use of weathered wooden surfaces. If you love all this Tuscan style this extravagant escape will definitely leave you spellbound!
The front section of the existing home was kept more or less the same with a minor rearrangement of spaces and transformation of the original living area and kitchen into additional bedrooms and guest areas. Striking imaginative and eco-conscious in its own right this is an extension that is all about a smart marriage of form and function.
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.
Melbourne seems to be an absolute hotbed for home renovation projects in recent times and today we have another smart and sensible home makeover from the Fitzroy North suburb of the bustling city. Originally built as a modest workers cottage in the 1980s this abode was given a modern upgrade to meet the needs of a young family.
The focal point of the house is most obviously the pool area and the outdoor lounge that comes with a dedicated kitchen barbeque zone and an Asian-style pergola that keeps the sun away on hot sultry days. The entire space is designed to create a ‘holiday resort’ vibe and the vivacious color of the pool tiles definitely accentuates this appeal.
Yet every part of the home is still stylishly contemporary in its aura and the bedrooms and private quarters offer a more snug and comfy appeal when compared to the living zones. The Scandinavian-style farmhouse setting is all about living life at its unabated best!
A panoramic terrace allows the residents to take in 360-degree views of the wild outdoors and the sunken design of the home itself lets it seamlessly blend with the scenery. Complete with a wine cellar and outdoor lounge this is truly a masterpiece that is all about reconnecting with nature without being intrusive and leaving an ungainly damaging footprint.