Clean straight lines a neutral color scheme and warm wooden accents create a setting that is both sophisticated and relaxing without taking away from the dramatic view on offer. The lowest level opens up to the expansive contemporary deck outdoor lounge and pool area and houses the living space kitchen and dining area.
Paddington is an inner suburb of Brisbane that is nestled largely on steep ridges hills and undulating terrain. It is barely a surprise then that this lovely family home also sits on a steeply sloping lot which defined the overall silhouette and style of the residence.
Sometimes simplicity simply trumps all else when it comes to design! This beautiful single-family contemporary home in Australia proves precisely this as it turns to the tried and tested ‘cubic form’ to transform a large barren sloping site into the perfect lot for an inviting modern residence.
The use of skylights and natural openings usher in plenty of light even as the simple earthen color scheme creates an inviting ambiance. The L-shaped edifice houses a large living area at its heart with the dining room and meeting room on one side and the dorm room and kitchen on the other.
The lot that the home occupies is situated on the upper hills of Les Issambres Cotes D’Azure and it is the unique topography of the site that determined its final silhouette and orientation. A sloping terrain forced the architects to adopt a step-like design for the luxury villa with the street façade offering complete privacy.
Reconfiguring it into three large luxury units meant the addition of a copper clad box at roof level to extend the available living area without actually disturbing the original style and flair of the building. Another fascinating feature is the use of refurbished Crittall factory windows which usher in the industrial vibe of the original edifice.
The growing desire among homeowners to go green coupled with impressive overhauls pulled off by architects and designers across the planet seem to be the forces driving the popularity of adaptive reuse. Today we head over to London to take a look at one such beautiful makeover that transformed an into a luxurious modern dwelling.