The exterior of the home is clad in a wonderful blend of stone wood concrete and glass while the pool and garden give it a relaxing natural vibe. This seamless alchemy of contrasting textures gives the Garden House its trademark rustic modern look.
It is not just all pomp and splendor at The Edge though as a roof that is harvested to in-ground water tanks integrated with all hydraulic systems energy-efficient LED lighting a concrete shell that keeps the home cool and shelters it from tropical storms and a minimal footprint make it an eco-friendly marvel as well. The cascading waterfall in the room also adds to the temperature control feature with the evaporating water keeping the heat away on blistering summer afternoons.
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.
The pavilion-style design of the living area gives the interior a breezy and cheerful appeal and creates flowing social zones and party areas that bring together friends and family. It is the lower levels that contain the living space kitchen and dining room while the upper zones house the bedrooms and private areas.
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.
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!
Laced with simplicity and an air of casualness this is a makeover that seamlessly fuses structural and aesthetic elements. Expanding an existing home to meet the growing needs of a young family the turns to the tried and tested method of blurring the lines between the interior and the inviting backyard.