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
Designed by Spanish architecture studio ÁBATON the portable fits this billing perfectly. This transportable micro house can be located pretty much anywhere thanks to its prefabricated design that ensures you have a complete home on site almost instantly!
Midcentury modern decor adds to the elegance of the space while smart lighting takes over after sunset. White stucco corten steel and wooden slats shape both the interior and exterior of the house combining form and functionality in a seamless fashion.
While the classic exterior of the house spread across three expansive levels is kept intact it is the interior that welcomes you with contemporary decor and lighting fixtures from the likes of Jimmie Martin and Tom Dixon.
The smart use of black brings a sense of drama and excitement while the warmth of wood helps shape an inviting setting. The ground floor of the house contains a garage entry bike shop and an exercise room while the main floor houses the living area and guest rooms.
The various bedrooms of the house spread across different levels embrace the same with decor and bedding adding pops of purple blue or green. A few furnishings such as the wooden dining table and dark dining table chairs bring a touch of contrast in a home that is otherwise dominated by white and neutral hues. Smart lighting and a flood of natural light further elevate the appeal of this cool home Down Under.
So what better way to cap off this year and head into 2015 than by taking a look at this fabulous 17th century Grade II Listed cottage in that has acquired a smart contemporary extension! A project completed by Jonathan Tuckey Design in collaboration with Eastabrook Architects the Yew Tree House steals the show with its innovative makeover.