Transition between the interior and the serene landscape outside is pretty much seamless here with the interior of the guest house being inspired by yacht design. Minimal and modern décor here is kept to a bare minimum.
A sensible transformation of an old structure into modern dwelling saves time and resources. It is this adaptive reuse of buildings that has seen the spurt of modern industrial style across the globe.
Few cities in the world see as many home conversions and extensions as Melbourne. It is a sign of how most homeowners in Melbourne are looking for ways in which they can alter their existing classic home (be it Victorian Edwardian or even a Workers Cottage like one on display today) even while preserving its original street façade.
Located in Kochi Prefecture Japan and conjured up by Container Design it is this distinct feature that protects the home from on gusty days even while ensuring the ambiance inside is left undisturbed.
A cantilevered mezzanine becomes the setting of choice for this casual area while the outdoor courtyard becomes a part of the interior thanks to large glass windows throughout the house. Timber frames and shutters play a pivotal role in shaping both the façade of the home and the ambiance inside even while allowing the homeowners to switch between complete privacy and lovely views.
Today we delve into the childhood home of Stephen Kavanagh in and take a look at a rear extension that is inviting contemporary and filled with plenty of natural light. The extension brings natural ventilation into an old terraced house and acts as a semi-open interface between the main house and the large garden outside.
As is the case with most heritage homes it is the rear addition that comes to the rescue here extending the living area even while leaving the two bedrooms at the front of the house largely untouched.