The floor plan inside was revamped removing unnecessary partitions and creating more room for the new entry living area and other public spaces. The color scheme is neutral with a white backdrop being energized by exposed wooden ceiling beams and rustic surfaces that usher in ample visual and textural contrast.
The idea of a two-story rear extension is one that is both popular and trendy when it comes to giving classic homes a quick and functional new makeover. Homeowners of this beautiful inter-war semi-detached house in wanted to go down a similar path until heritage considerations and building restrictions ruled out the possibility of one.
A new master bedroom with ensuite a second bedroom home office bathroom and separate laundry were accommodated by simply doing away with unnecessary partitions and realigning rooms inside the house. The star of the show though is the new open plan living area with kitchen and dining space that extends outdoors thanks to the large spotted gum deck and a lovely garden it overlooks.
The weathered and metallic appeal of the Cor-Ten Steel façade does give the lovely residence a uniqueness that draws your attention instantly even as the rest of the house embraces a far more familiar contemporary style.
Adding to the planet-friendly features here is a passive heating and cooling system and cross ventilation that maintains moderate temperatures indoors along with bringing in a flood of natural light.
With a spacious loggia a relaxing garden and a refreshing pool life here is all about taking in the sights and sounds outside! A wooden deck leads to the pool area where there is ample space for the entire family to rest rejuvenate and even spend the summer enjoying an idyllic staycation.
Many exceptional and iconic elements of a traditional Javanese house have been brought to this beautiful urban home and reinterpreted to fit in with a more contemporary context. The classic in Javanese homes is altered by creating flatter roof forms but the design essentially remains inspired by the older homes in the region.