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.
The previous house on the lot was originally built in 1960s and was abandoned over time. The structure degenerated to a point where the locals referred to the place as the ‘shack’ before the latest revamp completely altered its appeal.
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.
Currently up for grabs the home contains four spacious bedrooms four bathrooms and a private yard that gives the entire family a space to rest and rejuvenate. The house itself welcomes you with a beautiful entrance that leads to the double height living area.
Cleverly built decks around the house along with the garden pool area and other spaces extend the living space outside. A rainwater collection system and host of other planet-friendly features put the final touches on a home that is breezy beautiful and well-lit at all times.
Tropical goodness is ushered in using large green leaves and motifs that have a leafy charm. A smart tiled blue backdrop in the kitchen adds even more color and yet the living area feels inviting and sophisticated.
Taking this sustainable movement a step further is the in – a project where Neumann Monson Architects completely transform an abandoned old home into a contemporary residence that is energy-neutral and full of green features. The makeover is truly inspiring with the new house generating enough power for all of the family needs and then some!
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.