Split across two distinct wings the design of this prefab clearly demarcates the public areas from the private ones with the kitchen living area and dining space on one level and the bedrooms and home studio on the other. Contemporary in its vibe and yet soothing this is a smart residence that forces many out there to change their perception towards prefab homes…
If you love the adaptive reuse of structures then you are bound to instantly fall in love with the Water Factory in Victoria. Revamped and refurbished by Andrew Simpson Architects this Aussie home showcases a wonderful fusion of heritage exterior and contemporary interior with each influencing the other in a remarkable fashion.
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.
Move beyond this and you will notice the use of a stone accent wall that veers away from the contemporary narrative and yet seems to fit in with the modern setting all too easily! It is the wooden décor pieces though that clearly steal the spotlight here as they usher in textural and geometric contrast without ever disturbing the serene ambiance of the home.
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.
While one of the two volumes holds the living room kitchen and dining space the other contains three bedrooms two bathrooms an attic and a terrace. The color palette inside the house is filled with earthen hues with stone adobe and cane dominating much of the setting while the red grass sun roof outside seems to extend this ‘nature-centric’ theme.
Uncomplicated in its design and responding to the unique demands of the countryside in which it sits Casa Chontay manages to combine serenity and comfort with traditional construction techniques.