A contemporary extension that expands the living space of your traditional home and gives it a modern makeover is often the best way to alter your existing house to suit the needs of a growing family. Located in the vibrant suburb of Sandringham in New Zealand this cottage is the home of renowned Melbourne pub owner and his family with two children.
Every material chosen to craft the house such as the metallic exterior stone walls glass and steel pavilions and woodsy additions were picked for their durability and easy-to-maintain quality. This allows the kids a lot more freedom indoors blurs the line between the interior and the outdoor deck and pool area and gives the house a truly distinct personality.
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 new wicker pergola is supported by a metal structure and sits above a beautiful wooden deck that acts as the transition zone between the living area and the relaxing garden. Smart outdoor furniture turn it into a cool hangout where the family can relax each evening and even host a party or four for friends over weekends! The original stone walls of the guest house give it a gorgeous traditional look with warm lighting adding to the ambiance.
Building a modern home inside a protected eco-zone is a task that requires both sensitivity towards the natural bio-network that already exists and ingenious architectural solutions that will create a structure that will seem like a natural extension of the landscape. These were a few among many other challenges that Greenfield faced while designing the exclusive and eco-friendly home in that is dubbed.
The dramatic 25-feet-high open living area on the lower level contains the living space dining room and kitchen with each area flowing into the next. Instead of completely shunning its past the converted church actually embraces its rich heritage with fabulous stained glass windows bringing pops of yellow red and green into each room.
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.