One of the important factors that defined the overall look of the house was its placement on a corner block. This meant that the top floor needed to be completely hidden from the street to ensure adequate privacy while the rear opens up towards the sheltered backyard
The concept of extending a traditional home without actually altering its street façade is quickly transforming old residences into stylish modern hubs. Located in the serene suburb of Australia the is one such gorgeous project that has seen a contemporary two-level structure being added to the existing Edwardian cottage
The striking two-story modern addition sits at the rear of the house and uses expansive glass windows and doors to connect the interior with the backyard. Designed by Steve Domoney Architecture the sparkling extension is barely visible from the street yet it efficiently expands the living area of the home.
Ray Kappe fans will have an extra appreciation for the series of LivingHomes designed by the legendary architect. Available in a variety of LEED Silver-level models the airy abodes start at 1690-square-feet and feature generous outdoor living spaces.
Large sliding glass doors not only connect the interior with the view outside they also tap into the cross-ventilation potential of the home. Passive environmental design along with features such as a photovoltaic system solar hot-water heaters geothermal HVAC and LED lighting ensure that the Lakehouse is as energy-efficient as possible.
The stylish home offers the perfect blend of traditional and modern elements and its exceptional layout makes it even more special. Bold innovative and yet tasteful it obviously can be easily turned into a family home as well.
The interior of the home was altered radically eliminating the dull and dreary look that it previously was stuck with while making a turn towards cheerful contemporary allure. White is the color that is used extensively to shape the backdrop while pops of turquoise rustic Spanish decor and smart pendants usher in visual and textural contrast