Kids’ bedrooms storage areas a guest room and a home office are nestled on the second level and offer unabated views of both the backyard and the distant beach. It is the garage that acts as a transition zone between the entry mud room and the backyard and serves the family in more ways than one.
Even though the beautiful home is devoid of bright and vivacious color warm wooden surfaces provide the necessary visual and textural contrast to a distinctly cultured interior. The newly added units seamlessly blend in with the existing duplex while the street façade exudes timeless charm with its lovely brick demeanor.
A pristine island renowned for its spellbinding views unspoiled landscape that plays host to thousands of tourists each year and a gateway to the unique goodness of the Great Barrier Reef; Hamilton Island is a favorite among those who choose to spend their holidays in Queensland!
Instead of encroaching on an already limited backyard Thomas Balaban Architecte decided to give the modest home two rooftop volumes turning it into an elegant and spacious contemporary residence. Home to a young couple with three children the smart extension preserved and enhanced the small rear yard turning it into play area for kids and a relaxation zone for adults.
The front pavilion with its large glass doors opens up completely towards this majestic courtyard and even the kitchen and dining space seem constantly connected with the natural heaven outside.