Existing building constraints meant that the street façade of the house was left completely untouched while a modern living area kitchen and dining were added to the rear. Connecting the rear garden smaller inner courtyard and barbecue zone with the living space the revitalized interior is filled with a flood of natural light.
A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months while the smart system of shades ensure that there is absolutely no necessity of air conditioning in the summer months. Essentially this is a farmhouse that cuts back on power consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible.
Set in the quiet suburb of Australia the epitomizes this understated and elegant look of a modern family home. Conjured up and brought to life by Mountford Architects the small and space-conscious residence was designed to maximize light even while creating a free-flowing and relaxing interior.
A wooden accent wall steals the show in the entryway and the bedroom while the large living room in white is punctuated by a dark black feature wall with shelves fireplace and a cozy window seat. White is the color of choice indoors even as large glass doors usher in natural light.
There is more though here as a spacious meeting room conference areas a kitchen dining informal meeting areas and a stunning central ‘events space’ find room inside this ingenious new office.
An old three-story Victorian house in the is a wonderful example of how even the most dreary space can be turned into a cheerful contemporary home using the right infusion of light!