Enveloped in a series of water features that even find their way indoors this does feel like a modern-day castle with its cool entrance that features a sleek bridge above a koi pond. Step inside and you will be awestruck by a floating walkway and a staircase next to it that hover above an indoor pond. Designed by Greg Shand Architects this multi-generational home captivates at every turn!
The narrow form of townhouses means one needs to carefully utilize the available space with a smart floor plan without compromising on either aesthetics or ventilation. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Elwood a beachside suburb of this beautiful contemporary townhouse manages to find that perfect and elusive balance between form and function.
Essentially this is a fusion of contrasting styles eras and architectural principles done in a flowing and seamless fashion. While the exterior of the original home is largely left untouched it is the interior that undergoes a complete makeover.
Large windows a remnant of the industrial heritage of the building bring in a flood of natural light giving the open living area kitchen and dining space a cheerful and breezy appeal. While the living space has an air of urban contemporary elegance it is the kitchen that adds the distinct industrial flavor with its stainless steel sink workstation and other metallic elements.
This remarkable contemporary makeover in takes the latter route as an old Victorian brickmaking factory on was converted into a fabulous multi-level residence that combines amazing textural contrast with refined urban living.