Large bookshelves in the living room and chalkboard paint-clad cabinets in the kitchen add color and contrast to the setting even as polished contemporary surfaces are combined with traditional brick features. A simple staircase leads to the top level and the attic that contains a revamped guest space with bunk beds which can also easily double as an ergonomic family zone.
There were times when homeowners and builders simply bulldozed everything in the way in an effort to build the perfect home. But all that has changed dramatically in the last decade with eco-friendly home design and sustainable architecture finding new ways to craft homes that interact with the surroundings in a positive and planet-friendly manner.
It is the ground floor that houses the open plan living area along with a small dining space and a fabulous kitchen with a beautiful marble island. The use of diverse materials and finishes such as marble concrete timber and metal throughout the house ushers in some much needed visual and textural contrast in an otherwise monotonous space.
With white being the color of choice inside this Scandinavian-modern living space the light-filled setting seems even more cheerful and elegant. Smart contemporary décor is combined with timeless midcentury pieces like the Eames rocker to fashion a relaxed and breezy interior.
Working around both the historical and solar limitations of the site Nic Owen Architects revamped the interior of the home completely by altering its floor plan and also added a modern rear extension.