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.
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.
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.
Exposed whitewashed brick walls create a cozy yet neutral backdrop that allows the furniture and accessories to shine through. The presence of a wooden ceiling heavy wooden beams and window trims adds warmth to the interior and keeps its original industrial flair intact. Blessed with ample natural light and filled with dazzling lighting fixtures this New York home is a cheerful and ergonomic delight!
The new living area has a more open floor plan with the kitchen turned into the heart of the space and this allows for greater interaction between family members while providing a wonderful ergonomic party zone.
This also allowed the new homeowners to showcase their wide collection of artwork and unique décor pieces that they accumulated over the years. Smartly placed windows and skylights further enhanced the relaxed joyful mood indoors while fully addressing privacy concerns.
The kitchen which underwent a complete makeover now features white cabinets with shaker-style doors open floating wooden shelves and a ceramic tiled backsplash. An inviting dining space in white sits right next to the kitchen even as large windows bring in ample natural light to create a bright breezy ambiance.