It is the view outside filled with rolling hills the sight of bright city lights after sunset and endless greenery that defines the pavilion-style upper level of the home where glass walls redefine the indoor-outdoor dynamic. Designed by Obra Arquitetos it is the dining room spacious living area and a classy kitchen in black and white that make up this floor.
Lighting is barely ever an issue during the day with a flood of natural sunlight making its way even into the lower floor while cozy ambient lighting supplemented by beautiful pendant lighting takes over at night. With a wonderful wooden deck large pool and other small niches life at House JJ is more about the outdoors than the comforts of the interior.
Designed by InForm the bedrooms sit on the top level at the front and take in the park views even as the open living area and the rear garden act as the breezy family zone. The focus at this contemporary Aussie home is definitely outdoor living and the way it interacts with the open living space indoors.
On the inside it is neutral hues that hold sway with shades of gray white and warm wooden accents fashioning open living spaces and cozy private quarters that feel both elegant and inviting.
Built in 1962 the house was too crowded visually unengaging and uninspiring for its new owners who turned to Klopf Architecture for help. The idea behind the complete makeover was to give the home a new contemporary and cheerful ambiance while retaining as much ‘Eichler flavor’ as possible.
A new louvre system also helps keep away harsh sunlight on hot summer days while the natural sea breeze cools the house and creates a pleasant atmosphere. Responding to the needs of the site and those of the homeowner this is a home alteration that is pleasing in more ways than one!
The living room kitchen and dining room seem both spacious and cheerful as a flood of natural light coming through the skylights enlivens it. With a neutral color scheme and modern décor the focus here is more on framing the view on offer perfectly and ensuring that the interior plays supporting cast to the scenery.