With the top floor housing the living area kitchen and dining area it is the lower level that contains the private spaces along with additional service units. Dashing affordable and exclusive this is a renovation that epitomizes the creative genius of the architects who conjured up and executed it to perfection!
Designed by Nook Architects has been crafted to meet the specific needs of a young couple with a kid and its exceptional design fully utilizes the available space while giving the interior a cheerful spacious and open appeal.
Designed by Darren Campbell Architect it is the lavish central courtyard of the house that becomes the focal point of the home as it enthralls you with meandering walkways private sitting and dining nooks draped in ample greenery and of course the large swimming pool that offers something for every member of the family.
Building a cabin in a semi-arid landscape where summers can get seething hot is a task that demands much more than mere aesthetics. Nestled near Lake Isabella and overlooking vast stretches of desert landscape in this southern Sierra Nevada retreat faces up to this scorching challenge and manages to come up trumps!
Large glass doors and skylights bring in ample ventilation across the various levels of the overhauled interior with simple finishes in contrasting textures making an impressive yet understated visual presence. A space-savvy staircase with steel mesh connects the mezzanine level with Juno’s bedroom and the top level studio.
With a sloped lot and a hilly rear yard the house also presented a unique opportunity to add a steel catwalk that connects the newly added penthouse level directly with the rear yard. This turns the gorgeous backyard into a private and relaxing retreat even as the living area on the top floor offers unabated views of the city skyline and welcomes a healthy dose of natural ventilation indoors.
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.