Love the outdoors? So do we and if you are stuck amid the constant rush of big city life then finding some quality outdoor time can be hard indeed. But that can easily change with a fabulous and practical outdoor hangout like the designed by Dan Gayfer Design.
Designed by Tobias Partners the house was originally built in 1980s and was in urgent need of a fresh modern makeover. Despite the difficult access to the lot and the constraints placed by the existing form of the house the interiors were completely opened up to welcome in gentle ocean breeze and a flood of natural light.
The bunker is not the only upgrade that the Brighton Residence acquired with a new outdoor living area being added next to the living space inside. Extending into the backyard and pool area the new extension houses a portable lounge TV fireplace and even barbecue zone. A timber landing connects the spa and lap pool with the rest of the setting and the entire backyard seems like a world in itself – an ideal retreat for a stylish staycation!
The steep gradient of the lot also played a crucial role in its overall form as the street façade offers complete privacy even as the rear opens up towards the green scenery outside. Concrete and glass largely shape the residence with composite timber adding to its elegance.
The is another case in the point with Kennedy Nolan giving this post-war home a spacious rear extension and a rejuvenated interior. Cheerful bright and modern it is modernism with innate sense of minimalism that reigns supreme inside this altered Aussie home!
It’s a mistake thinking that treehouses are only suitable for people who aren’t afraid of heights. You can easily draw inspiration from this traditional treehouse but build it closer to the ground! The little house won’t lose any of its charm!
The top cantilevered level is dedicated exclusively to private spaces even as a large deck brings the outdoors inside on the lower level. A double-height void acts as the central fulcrum of the home that brings in even more ventilation and ushers in a sense of spaciousness.