With changing times needs and aesthetics homeowners are increasingly turning towards smart renovations to give these classic townhouses a modern sheen. The fabulous showcases one such beautiful transformation as an old and dark three-story townhouse was turned into a light-filled inviting home by Elizabeth Roberts Architecture and Design. The new loft-like interior combines industrial elements with contemporary sheen to deliver the best of both worlds.
Brought in to radically alter the damp and dark interior of this classic home Glen Thomas Architecture turned to a contemporary extension with a distinct 9-meter long glass roof to get the job done.
The true highlight of the office though is the stunning events space at its heart which is integrated with the stairway and offers informal tiered seating. It is this box-style events area that hosts most of the meetings presentations and interactive sessions and is complete with IT and AV functionality. Creative efficient and built on a limited budget this Melbourne office captivates in more ways than one.
It is easy to fall in love with the contemporary and stoic interior of Townhouses Hipódromo. This is truer for those who love minimalism combined with a relaxing living environment a hint of wooden warmth and a healthy dose of green goodness.
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.
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.