The exterior of this Aussie home brings together form and functionality effortlessly as fire-resistant spotted gum cladding and concrete panels offer perfect insulation along with visual and textural intrigue. It is this blend of materials that gives the residence its unique identity and this balance between concrete and warm wooden elements is also continued indoors.
The task of altering this old warehouse and its existing ambiance and interior spatial arrangement fell to Chris Dyson Architects who combined the past and the present of the discarded structure to give it a new lease of life.
Designed by Boom Town every room inspires you with an array of vivacious colors exquisite textures and a snug ambiance that is never lost despite the creatively playful touches. Despite the refined makeover of the interior much of the original charm of the house from the late 1930s is preserved by leaving the exterior largely unchanged.
The lower level of the house contains the open living area kitchen and dining space that overlook the dramatic views on offer and welcome the outdoors inside. The double-height living space with large glass windows wooden slats on the outside and a cozy fireplace at its heart ends up being the hip and happening social zone here!
These were a few among many other challenges that Greenfield faced while designing the exclusive and eco-friendly home in that is dubbed. Nestled inside the exotic Maderas del Carmen the scenic landscape that surrounds the unique structure is home to rare and endangered species. Preserving this delicate natural environment while creating a cozy interior the creative was crafted using materials such as river rocks pine wood rammed earth and concrete!
Modern extensions to classic homes often take inspiration from the existing setting and the idea is to find that delicate balance between the existing and the new with one space flowing into the other.
Private quarters occupy the second level of the house and overlook not just the distant bay but also the living area below. This creates a visual continuity in terms of style across the two floors that is carried through to the rooftop zone.