Part of the vacation retreat is built into the knoll and this gives it natural ventilation while offering ample privacy. The bedrooms and the living area showcase this sensible balance between unabated views and undisturbed solitude even as the extensive decks with large swiveling wooden doors and slats allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of a warm southern summer. Unique black stained rain-screen cladding gives the home its distinct look and timber plays an important role in defining the cozy inviting interior as well.
Think of in Australia and it is the images of sun sand and surf that come to mind immediately. The bustling neighborhood is obviously renowned for its beaches across the world but today we turn our interest toward the gorgeous redesigned by LSA Architects complete with loads of contemporary flair.
Renovating classic homes from a distinct era that have a unique style of their own is indeed a hard task at the best of times. Transforming such structures into a modern family home requires a careful balancing act that combines sensitivity towards the past and a vision for the future.
Designed by Herbst Architects as a dedicated holiday home that is only used in summers the lovely structure in stone and wood is open to the rugged landscape outside. With two covered platforms that hold the outdoor dining area barbecue corner and a relaxing lounge the emphasis here is firmly on the captivating views outside.
Having found a suitable building that was once a grocery a printing press and a mechanic’s shop the homeowners turned to Emerick Architects who transformed it into a truly spectacular home that brilliantly combines functionality and aesthetics.
Decor choices also reflect the intent of the architects to create a timeless space that fuses modern ergonomics with a more classic design. But it is not just the aesthetics that influenced this choice of a stripped-down industrial look as the homeowners also wanted an energy-efficient home with plenty of natural ventilation and smart green credentials.
An alfresco area next to the kitchen a large BBQ space and even an outdoor dining area encourage the family members to spend as much time under the sun and shade as indoors. The extensive use of concrete also minimizes maintenance and offers top-notch insulation turning the Wolseley Residence into an ingenious exquisite home.