It is here that one finds a beautiful sensible and contemporary renovation of a barn house that offers a marvelous window into the breathtaking landscape in which it sits. Dubbed by Ruinelli Associati Architetti this is a transformation that combines the classic with the modern without ever seeming out of place.
Nestled in a lovely neighborhood of Alphington a beautiful residential suburb of Melbourne the is blessed with ample space and wonderful park views. The spacious private residence is basically divided into two distinct halves with the front consisting of a two-story structure while the rear potion of the house hosts a single-story pavilion-style living area.
Nestled on a lot that offers captivating views of the lush green landscape that surrounds it the house is designed by Randy Bens Architect as a long carved rectangular structure that offers a wonderful covered outdoor space.
Cabinetry in mahogany extends through the kitchen dining room and living area on the lower level and seems to connect the interior visually even as a private central courtyard provides a much needed escape and party zone.
But as years have rolled on many of these homes have lost their distinct style and uniqueness because of substantial and poorly planned renovations and additions that completely altered the original structure.
The open living area is filled with bespoke décor from Vladimir Kagan that seems playful while blending in with the overall theme of the penthouse. Colorful area rugs are another distinct feature that creates a common design thread between various rooms of the home even as the four original Andy Warhol skull prints set the tone for the dining area.
The most attractive aspect of this gorgeous contemporary residence is undoubtedly the stunning sea views that it offers thanks to the great vantage point it enjoys. Making the most of the scenic backdrop was one of the intentions that shaped the new living area that opens up towards the coastline even as the street façade offers complete privacy.