The house itself is a combination of contemporary design and woodsy warmth with straight lines and crisp finishes accentuating modern flair. A central axis of bedrooms within the house makes up the private zone and easily holds the large family of 6 while the exterior spaces serves as living area dining room kitchen and other social zones.
Adaptive reuse of old structures does much more than utilize resources in a smart fashion. They create new styles and trends that come about due to a clever blend of contrasting themes.
The shared living area of the house has a neutral color palette with white and wood shaping the backdrop. The style in here feels like a combination of the minimal and the Scandinavian with a bright blue couch at the heart of it all.
When it comes to style the interior feels relaxing and modern with a white backdrop giving the living area kitchen and bedrooms a cheerful appeal. A lovely garden and a beautiful little deck put the final touches on this amazing conversion that is clean and contemporary.
The new structure doubles the living area to 2500 square feet and also adds a basement which further serves the needs of the family that moved into Koser I. Fetaures like Foamed-in-place insulation and insulated sheathing and passive heating and cooling techniques cut back the home’s reliance on artificial sources while a 8.4kW photovoltaic panel unit and geothermal installation power the home completely.
Others might prefer a clerestory window to usher in brightness. But the takes a different route with the use of skylights that fill the entire home with plenty of natural light. Revamped by Downie North Architects this 1950’s bungalow in the suburbs of Sydney was given a new floor plan along with a cheerful vibe that alters it entirely.
Designing a home for a retired couple who have spent much of their life travelling around the country is a tough task as it demands a certain sense of freedom coupled with modernity and eclectic charm. The task becomes even trickier when one has to balance the idea of openness with a suburban setting where a busy street sits right next to the home.
A rocky bank of the lake that feels relaxing a majestic volcano in the distance that greets you each morning and the gentle presence of a lake; everything one could ask for seems to be present in this tiny pocket of natural greenery.