The dramatic 25-feet-high open living area on the lower level contains the living space dining room and kitchen with each area flowing into the next. Instead of completely shunning its past the converted church actually embraces its rich heritage with fabulous stained glass windows bringing pops of yellow red and green into each room.
A large wooden deck barbecue zone and pool area become an essential part of the interior extending the family zone into small private patio. The captivating use of marble for the kitchen backsplash and island comfy midcentury décor in the living area and a neutral color scheme add to the contemporary panache of this exquisite Aussie home.
The presence of this ply clad addition saves space helps in better organization of the rest of the house and also delineates the kids’ playroom from the living area without the use of additional walls.
On the outside seems like any other house in the neighborhood with its beautiful brick wall exterior and sweeping wooden deck that offers a relaxing outdoor hangout. It seems like one of those classic homes where tradition trumps modernity.
With passive heating and cooling techniques incorporated into its design and top-notch insulation every attempt has been made to keep the carbon footprint of the ranch minimal – an absolute delight for those who have the planet’s best interest at heart!
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.
With the husband being a chef and food writer the presence of a top-notch spacious kitchen for TV productions was an absolute must while another work area next to it hides all the work-related files and serves as a connectivity center.