Designing an urban home that moves away from the mundane and finds that ideal balance between modernity and proximity to nature is a hard task at the best of times. It definitely is far easier to accomplish in homes surrounded by a lush green landscape as the view outside provides the necessary green goodness.
Japanese design and architecture have always found ways to combine natural goodness and tranquility with an innate sense of minimalism. It is only in the last few decades that the West has started to realize the many benefits of this approach and while this expansive might not exactly borrow from the design elements of the Far East it still seems to showcase the same core principles.
Following this popular approach and combining it with bold industrial elements like steel and corrugated siding is the . Nestled in a quiet and beautiful suburban neighborhood the expansive home was brought to life by Aidlin Darling Design as they turned to an impressive courtyard to give this California dream home a distinct identity.
A series of walkways and bridges along with the central staircase and elevator accomplish this with ease even as a wonderful atrium further aids in creating a cheerful and airy living space.
This classic Victorian terrace home in Melbourne is truly one of a kind though as it combines a traditional heritage front façade with a space-savvy contemporary interior in a fluid and efficient manner.