The kids’ rooms are no different with custom wall creations that draw inspiration from the Millennium Falcon driver cockpit even as the wardrobes blend in with the overall theme. No matter where you turn it is hard if not impossible to get away from the dominant theme of this fascinating apartment. And while it might not be everyone’s cup of tea it surely transports you into another universe!
The façade of the house is truly unique with a smart brick wall seamlessly blending in with its more contemporary surroundings. The thick brick wall was as much a functional addition as it was aesthetic with its presence keeping out harsh afternoon sunlight and excessive heat during those really hot summer days.
Originally built in the 1930s and extended in the 1970s in Australia was in urgent need of a modern revamp that facilitated the modern lifestyle of its young owners. Turning this mundane and poorly planned home into a breezy modern delight filled with ample natural lighting are the creative folks from Freedman White who redefined the floor plan to transform the house into a more kid-friendly setting.
The two independent buildings are connected by a common patio and pool area and the living area of one is visually connected with the other using sliding glass doors. Even though both houses seem similar from the outside they present an entirely different look as you step indoors.
Increasing the living space of the original cottage structure that was set back from the street Nick Deaver Architect designed a new addition that creates a smart indoor-outdoor interplay with a series of exterior terraces.
It is a delicate balance between openness and privacy that is achieved with these masterfully crafted screens with the raw concrete next to it adding another interesting textural and visual element. On the inside one sees an open plan living area on the lowest level that flows into the timber deck and pool area outside.
The second house of the younger brother has more or less the same floor plan but the dark industrial style of the residence provides a perfect retreat for this party-loving night club entrepreneur!