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.
Designed by Wunschhaus Architektur and spread across 411 square meters the 3-story house has a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay thanks to the extensive use of sweeping glass walls and large glass doors. While the creation of a light-filled interior was one of the prime objectives here the homeowners also wanted an interior that encouraged interaction between family members with each space flowing into the next.
Privacy was an important consideration within the house itself as tranquil nooks and cool work zones have been coupled with clever open spaces to achieve a balance between both worlds. Relaxing tasteful and sensitive to the needs of the site this is a beautiful Aussie home that focuses on harmony between natural landscape and modern lifestyle!
Home renovations are complex tasks that become even more challenging when they involve a structure where the past is as important as the present and the future. Homes with a heritage structure or those from distinct architectural eras require a careful blend of the classic and contemporary that delivers the perfect result.
If there is one unmistakable trend in the world of home design it is structures that are enriched by the landscape that surrounds them even as they brush aside the conventional line between the interior and the world outside.
A separate wing on the lower level contains the master suite and is connected with the main wing using a glass and steel walkway. A stylish fireplace delineates the dining area and family room on the ground floor even as a fascinating staircase steals the spotlight with its ingenious design that turns the space underneath into a Zen-style escape.
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!