Well the innovative folks at Baumraum decided to turn this ‘dream holiday’ into an everyday lifestyle choice that allows homeowners to leave the rush of the urban jungle behind. Located in beautiful the is an exotic retreat that is far away from civilization.
The top floor contains several bedrooms along with the master suite that combines unassuming design with a cozy ambiance. With a small private backyard a cool balcony providing a wonderful relaxation zone a home office and a media room the remodeled house makes wonderful use of available space.
Years of poorly planned additions and modifications to a home that are aimed at short-term fixes can often turn even the most beautiful house into a dingy dark and uncomfortable setting. This was precisely the case with the Grosvenor Street Bungalow that is located in the suburb of before the folks from Dorrington Atcheson Architects decided to give it a lovely modern makeover. The strategy was to turn this congested private residence into a cheerful and ergonomic contemporary home that meets the needs of an urban family.
With an almost industrial approach to design ergonomics and passive heating and cooling techniques that cut down on energy consumption take precedence here. Clean straight lines give the home a contemporary look while the social zones the public areas and even the bedrooms on the top level open up towards the gorgeous backyard and pool area. It is this landscape that defines the overall form of the house and with a concrete pool deck visually extending the living space outdoors there is plenty of opportunity created for fun family time.
How many times have you thought about packing your bags and getting away from the rush in the middle of a frenzied week? Surely we all dream about that relaxing holiday where we are surrounded by the tranquility of nature and a simple stress-free lifestyle.
A four-story staircase with a skylight above brings in ample natural ventilation while reclaimed wood flooring and energy- and waste-saving strategies cut down on the home’s overall carbon footprint. Plenty of natural greenery around the home along with an efficient heating and cooling system further cuts down on energy consumption.
The relaxing outdoor lounge offers additional seating options even as specially crafted white panels keep away any prying eyes. The entire residence has a cheerful modern and calming ambiance that is accentuated by clever ambient lighting. Interesting wall art books and accessories bring color to a space that is otherwise clad largely in white and gray.