The smart use of shaded structures allows the homeowners to spend more time outside than indoors even on a sunny day as they take in the majesty of the French Riviera at its absolute best!
The biggest problem that plagues old buildings built several decades ago is the poorly planned additions and renovations that they go through with time making them almost untenable as cheerful modern homes.
But the smart renovation went beyond just the rear addition as the interior was completely altered to give the classic home a new lease on life. Despite the new structure in glass steel and timber the front façade of the heritage home was left largely untouched in order to preserve its rich history.
Designed by Moloney Architects the uses a cantilevered structure to not only get past the conundrum of a sloped site but also to offer the best possible views of the landscape around the home. On the inside clean straight lines and a series of visually connected open spaces create a cozy and curated ambiance.
Apart from the framed glass door that swings open to connect the living area and the backyard a large glass window next to a custom wooden bench in the living room completely opens up the interior to the world outside. This allows the brick wall covered with Boston Ivy to become a part of the living space visually giving the Holden Street House a hint of green goodness!
A relaxing rural setting that takes you away from the noise pollution and unending rush of city life a comfortable contemporary home that still delivers all the modern comforts and a riparian ecosystem around the home that leaves you entranced; it is hard to imagine a more tranquil setting that the fabulous.
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.