Few inner city suburbs offer as much contrast in terms of the views on offer as in Brisbane Australia and designed to perfectly take advantage of this diversity is the Fifth Avenue home by O’Neill Architecture.
Located in the busy city of this gorgeous revamped and re-envisioned by MM++ architects turns this traditional design into a modern delight that is sprinkled with a healthy dose of industrial panache and a hint of minimal magic! The lower level of the townhouse features unique wooden shutters that fold up to reveal the open lower level.
Using two intersecting volumes the architects aimed to overcome the challenge of creating a stylish spacious and organic family home with a light-filled and airy interior. It is the lower levels of the two volumes that house the large living area and an additional family room along with a sleek modern kitchen in white and a lovely dining space.
Clean lines and the use of robust materials that require little regular maintenance and cleaning aim to make life at this island home as comfortable and easy as possible. An open living and dining area all-white kitchen and even bedrooms and bathrooms that take in the view on offer guarantee a lifestyle that seems like one endless pleasing and peaceful holiday draped in opulence!
Throughout the home one finds a healthy blend of neutral backgrounds vivacious color brilliant artwork and an ambiance that combines casual design elements with a hint of urbane sophistication. Bespoke décor inviting outdoor areas and a lovely backyard complete this unpretentious yet brilliant Kansas City home.
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.
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.