It is the wooden balcony and the stained cedar-clad walls on the upper level that give a certain amount of contrast to an otherwise monochromatic street façade. Keeping out noise and unnecessary intrusions the basement home office towards the south corner of the house lets the homeowners work in peace.
Is a Japanese residence that draws you in with its innate sense of minimalism contrasting wooden and concrete surfaces that blend warmth with steely cold finishes and a large bookshelf that stretches across two floors!
Colorful wall art books and indoor plants bring color to this modern house in Takatsuki where the terrace serves as a relaxation zone and space for drying clothes under the sun. An exquisite home that responds to the specific needs of its homeowners…
Since the rowhouse is not blessed with extravagantly large spaces it was important to fashion a living environment that was refreshing inviting and visually spacious without going overboard. The novel bookshelves add to this facelift even as a cool fireplace with custom shelves designed to hold vinyl records flanking it steals the show in the living room.
A custom wooden kitchen island with gas range and dining space next to it becomes the ‘social zone’ of the interior while a wrought-iron hood above adds even more textural contrast. It is the top level that holds the kids’ sleeping area with a wall of bunk beds master bedroom bathrooms and a long reading desk that stretches along the length of the hallway.
It is the new dining area kitchen and the long extension that becomes the social zone of the Glasshouse and sliding pocket doors were used sensibly throughout the residence to delineate space whenever needed. Modern lighting fixtures contemporary décor neutral color palette and warmth of Eucalyptus wood put the final touches on a makeover that is all about glass.