This stylish Aussie home is spread across two different structures that are linked by a common hallway and this allowed the architects to conquer the unique challenges that the sloped lot presented. In fact it is the topography of the site and sunlight that define the overall silhouette of this breezy home where the traditional lines between the interior and outdoors are blurred eloquently.
The design of the kid’s bedroom the study and the garden terrace / play area ensures that the parents can always keep an eye on their little one while this step-wise arrangement of levels also saves precious space!
The idea of adding a new kitchen to the cottage started with the architect exploring ways in which he could replicate the original brickwork and style of the existing structure. But in an attempt to find that ‘perfect’ extension that leads to minimal structural changes to the timeless cottage the idea of a glass box kitchen came to the fore.
The second level hosts the kids’ playroom that would be transformed into a productive workspace with time and a mudroom that offers ample storage space. Kids’ bedrooms and additional utility areas occupy this floor while the third level contains the master suite home office and expansive breezy deck.
We often feature stunning vacation homes and family retreats nestled on the ocean’s edge or overlooking snowcapped mountains which leave many of our readers longing for a similar retreat.
Having started as a simple refurbishment of the lower level living area the project became a full-fledged overhaul when the architects realized that the fundamental structure of the house was unsound. The new living area contains the kitchen sitting zone and dining area on the lower level of the residence that opens up towards the rear patio.
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.