While the street façade of the house give you the impression of an unassuming single-story home a private walkway flanked by indigenous gum trees leads you to a dramatic two-story pavilion that makes up the central living zone of the . A relaxing and spacious courtyard separates this unit from another pavilion that sits on the opposite side of the lot!
The blends in with the craftsmen homes that surround it even while offering you a taste of the modernity it houses within. The lovely gray exterior of the home makes for a pleasant visual with the lower level of the main structure containing the living room kitchen and dining space.
It is a contemporary home that is defined largely by the irregular lot that it sits in and the existing greenery that the homeowners and Tzannes Associates wished to preserve to the best possible extent. The result is a fascinating and exceptional home where the outdoors become a vital part of the interior!
A gabled roof and the brilliant use of skylights create spacious light-filled living spaces where one flows into the next effortlessly. A neutral color scheme and an inherent industrial vibe that comes with the extensive use of metal complete the hip makeover.
Building a sustainable family home that takes care of all its energy needs even as it keeps the carbon footprint to a bare minimum is an idea that is catching on quickly. But combining green design with contemporary aesthetics and the specific needs of individual homeowners presents a challenging task for the best of architects and designers.