A large swimming pool in the rear yard is complemented by four additional ponds that not only create a balance of elements and paint a pretty picture but also help the residence stay cool in the hot summer months. This natural cooling technique takes the load off of the artificial cooling system and surely would aid in cutting back on the power bill.
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.
The top floor contains the master suite with the bedroom featuring large sliding windows and shutters on three sides. This ensures that every room inside this Sydney home enjoys the best possible view of the vivacious garden.
Color is a rarity inside this transformed Belgian home with warm wooden tones providing the necessary contrast even while playing into the overall ‘modern-minimal’ look. The rejigged floor plan places the kitchen in the spacious attic with the bedroom and bathroom on the lower level opening up towards the pool and garden area.
A clever layered approach to artificial lighting along with the stream of natural light play a pivotal role in ensuring the spaces inside this slender house do not feel claustrophobic.