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.
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.
The home is filled with a wide array of contrasting textures that give it a unique personality even as smart sliding partitions separate the living areas from the cleverly organized work zones.
The color scheme of the interior is dominated by gray and white hues that fashion a serene and cheerful backdrop in every room of the house. Splashes of bright color were added to this muted background using décor accessories and vivacious artwork without ever disturbing the polished contemporary style.
Exposed brick walls in the kitchen and dining area complement the contemporary shelves and cabinets beautifully even as the living area effortlessly extends into the central courtyard. Unique decor laced with vintage accessories and smart skylights turn the conversion into a timeless delight!
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.
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.