While the classic brick exterior of this once-thriving warehouse had to be left almost completely untouched the interiors were completely overhauled to accommodate two individual residences with separate entrances – a design that perfectly meets the needs of an extended modern family.
The fabulous use of timber in different rooms of the house is one of the many ingenious features of this Austin home that one would normally not come across in most other prefabs.
The exterior of this cool cottage also paints a picture of textural beauty as white cedar is combined with a dash of raw exposed steel to shape a façade that would age beautifully as it wears on.
Flowing wooden decks extend the living space outside with a vivacious pool area and outdoor Jacuzzi elevating the opulence of this Aussie home. On the inside a neutral color scheme coupled with varying finishes in straw terracotta timber and mud brick create a low-maintenance inviting and elegant atmosphere that marries countryside beauty with a dose of modernity.
The flat roof lines stand in contrast to this form and create both geometric and visual contrast with ease. While the exterior seems rigid and minimal the interior offers an inviting relaxing and open living area that opens up into the beautiful backyard.
Studying distinct architectural styles from different regions of the world not only gives us a clarity on how modern cityscapes have evolved but also gives us an insight into local cultural history and momentous events that shaped the lives of people living in the region.
A large pool with an inviting deck space an open living area that brings the outdoors inside and bedrooms that offer complete privacy create an interior that is both functional and tranquil.