The new extension seems to draw its inspiration from the many shipping container homes around as its design embraces metal and glass gleefully. Spread across it contains a beautiful kitchen draped in walnut and marble along with a lovely master bedroom that overlooks the private yard.
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.
Designed by Hunter Leggitt Studio and offering 1090 square feet of living space the combines simplicity functionality and a hint of rugged charm with a custom design that showcases unmatched textural beauty. Timber and metal shape both the exterior and interior of this private home where the traditional floor plan is turned upside-down to make the most of the views on offer.
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.
Nature is an integral part of life in Brazil and it is no different in the case of home design as well with most homes in the country being surrounded by a lush green landscape that epitomizes the tropical goodness of the region.
Essentially the creative 4-story house brings together a bit of modern comfort classic charm and natural freshness without ever committing to a single style fully! An industrial staircase and the use of concrete walls adds to the textural contrast even as the bedrooms showcase unassuming minimalism.
It is the top floor that contains the bedrooms and other private quarters even as the two pavilions are connected with one another through a cool central axis! Sweeping double-height living spaces luxurious bedrooms and iconic décor such as the Barcelona lounge chair and the Louis Ghost Chair complete this smashing Aussie home.