The rare combination of these two contrasting elements was needed as the house sits exactly opposite to a school. This meant that the street façade of the house needed to keep away the noise and the rush while the interior is filled with ample natural light and freshness using a smart hallway and a lush front garden.
The basic design of this house is simple with the space created by the L-shaped structure being turned into a gorgeous outdoor zone pool area and garden. On the other side is the street façade that keeps out prying eyes even while providing a lovely entryway.
The contrast between the different materials that make up the house is all too obvious with the stone base anchoring the large and sweeping home. Serving both as a tranquil retreat that allows the homeowners to escape the urban rush and as a perfect place to host friends and family over the weekend it is the mesmerizing forest views outside that steal the show. Two large stone fireplaces sit at the heart of the house and largely define the floor plan indoors.
Most traditional homes in Australia in need of a modern makeover inevitably turn to rear extensions and careful interior makeovers that still leave the street façade largely untouched.
The wood and steel entertainment unit becomes the focal point of a living space that is otherwise largely white. A sliding wooden door hides the TV and the shelves when needed while a spacious guest bathroom sits behind the unit.
Décor inside the house is kept down to a bare minimum with a cozy fireplace at the heart of the living area providing all the warmth one needs. As seasons change and the landscape outside brings new hues sights and sounds the house acts as a blank canvas allowing those inside to enjoy nature at its unabated best!