Terraced houses from the Victorian and Edwardian era are something of a common occurrence in reclusive inner city suburbs across Australia and when viewed from the outside seems absolutely no different.
While it is stone that shapes the home on the outside the interior presents a more curated look with traditional elements meeting modern ergonomics. Exposed timber surfaces in the family room and bedrooms usher in inviting warmth while neutral hues coupled with bright accents shape the living area.
Bedrooms on the second floor a dining space and bathrooms receive a healthy dose of natural light thanks to the presence of skylights even as a neutral color scheme modern décor (with a few midcentury classics thrown in) and beautiful wooden cabinets ensure that you never feel cluttered inside this residence. For a Victorian home that sits on a lot that is just it does feel like a masterful makeover!
A stunning central courtyard and pool area become the main social zones of the second level of the house that also contains the living area kitchen dining room pantry terrace and a guest space. It is the first level beneath it that houses both the parents and kids’ bedrooms.
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.
It is the ground floor that contains the open living space with the kitchen and dining area sitting next to one another. A small patio and a light well next to the staircase bring in the much needed sunlight and give the interior a breezy relaxing appeal.
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.