There is something innately beautiful about churches that have been transformed to serve a different purpose in the ever-changing world. While we have seen some being altered into breathtaking bookstores and libraries most often old churches find a new lease on life as unique and dramatic contemporary homes.
The lower level also contains the master bedroom closet and bathroom while the top level houses additional private spaces an amazing playroom with a custom climbing wall a nursery and a game room that was previously the bell tower!
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.
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.
For the wife who is a sculptor a separate workspace that is connected visually with the living area provides the perfect home office. It is this convenient yet precise balance between the work and living areas that truly defines this. When it comes to the color scheme white dominates the interior with décor adding bright pops of color.
A home that sits on top of a mountain does bring along with it plenty of advantages and a few design challenges as well. For starters the pros include a great view of the landscape all around and even the distant horizon along with oodles of privacy that no urban residence can offer.
The grand residence opens up towards the breathtaking Bay of Saint Tropez and offers unabated views of the natural landscape. With design that is essentially simple minimal and contemporary the lavish home showcases a design response to the challenges presented by the exceptional site.