While the top level of the house seems to float in air ever so elegantly the basement of the cottage is firmly anchored in the Canadian Shield giving it plenty of stability that is key to the expansive upper level design.
The use of dark-toned wooden surfaces and finishes also adds to the tropical style of the home that is accentuated by the design of the ceiling and the lovely shutters. With summers getting really hot on this beautiful Aussie island the ‘completely open’ design allows for natural cooling with the ocean breeze flowing through the interior.
An accent stone wall in the bedroom and an outdoor shower add to the textural contrast and elegance of the beach house while accents in blue and yellow add a dash of color to an otherwise neutral interior. Combining comfort with simple aesthetics and flowing form this is a beach house that makes the most of the 100 square meters of space on offer even as it turns the landscape around it into the real showstopper.
Décor is kept simple and minimal with the likes of classic Eames Lounger adding timeless appeal to an otherwise distinctly modern interior. As is the norm these days large sliding glass doors make their presence felt in every room even as the homeowners are tempted to spend more time outdoors than inside. Brilliant lighting and minimal accessories complete a Texas home that reinterprets that classic ‘courtyard house style’ by adding contemporary sheen.
A home that is surrounded by lush green vegetation and overlooking a meandering river does sound like an enticing prospect that none of us would shy away from. But building a home in the dense Bushland of Victoria as it sits on the edge of a small cliff and overlooks the Yarra River is no easy task at all.
Operable sliding panels bring in another layer of flexibility and adaptability to a beautiful and sensible makeover that draws you in with its distinct industrial-modern flavor and smart utilization of space.
Instead of one large structure the architects opted for two smaller volumes that make the most of the views on offer. The garden outside is filled with a variety of plants and lined with large stones and it seems to unite and bind the two volumes giving a sense of visual cohesion.