Having a house that is located on an unusually steep site right next to a public garden comes with a unique set of challenges. But designing such a house becomes even more difficult when the owners wish to enjoy unabated views of the city skyline while maintaining a decent level of privacy.
Contemporary interior design is often about glossy cabinets and sparkling polished surfaces that are complemented by the extensive use of glass. But this relaxed and stylish residence in Victoria Australia goes in a completely different direction with its walls ceiling and floor being draped in wooden goodness.
While respecting the design of the original structure and its overall form the extension project added a full floor a front and a rear wing that were more modern in design. One of the defining traits of the residence is the use of custom-made operable louvers that usher in ample light both inside the living spaces and in the bathroom. The outdoor courtyard is visually connected with the indoors thanks to the sliding glass doors while a monochromatic color scheme in black and white keeps the home uncluttered and elegant.
It helps give the homeowners private spaces on the deck outside while shielding the house from harsh sunlight and taking the brunt of the impact caused by strong winds in the region. Designed to withstand even mild earthquakes the Origami roof sure helps solve many design conundrums in one go.
Evan Fry and his wife Melissa lost their first home to the Fourmile Canyon fire that destroyed over 169 homes in the region. After their new home burned down completely the couple decided to stay in the area instead of leaving and purchased a site nearby that now houses the captivating.
One amazing and iconic feature that is exclusive to New York City apartments and penthouses is the amazing backdrop that they are blessed with. The New York City skyline is indeed the most widely recognized and loved city skyline on the planet.
The dark wood backsplash adds to the visual drama and the dining area next to it stays visually connected with the outdoors thanks to the sliding glass doors. The use of a at the end makes the living area appear larger and far more airy.