We absolutely adore modern urban homes that bring along with them a slice of green goodness to otherwise sterile and lifeless city scenery. Nestled in one of the more tranquil neighborhoods of Australia the feels like a reclusive and serene escape draped in a beautiful garden landscape.
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!
As is the norm in most modern homes the architects rely on large sliding glass doors to create this seamless transition from the industrial-modern living area to the grand courtyard. Corrugated siding metallic surfaces a live edge dining table and colorful artwork fashion an interior that retains an air of edgy industrial style despite its relaxing ambiance.
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.
But the took a completely different approach as its initial design gave it a refined contemporary appeal that seemed more in tune with concrete jungles than a sleepy coastal town in Turkey. This is precisely why the homeowners brought in the resourceful folks at Ofist to give this trendy home a more classic Mediterranean vibe.
With a 21.8-kw photovoltaic system that taps into solar energy a smart rainwater and greywater unit and the usage of locally sourced materials to shape this energy-efficient home give it its impeccable green credentials. Stylish sustainable and efficient this eco-friendly Santa Cruz home aims to inspire others to take a similar approach to home design.
A cleverly designed lap pool epitomizes the outdoorsy appeal that every space inside this home exudes even as the kitchen flows into the private courtyard creating a beautiful family zone. Smart window seats iconic midcentury chairs and plush sofas elevate the comfort level with the backdrop being kept strictly neutral.