A bar fridge along with movable seating ensure that the outdoor living area is as complete as possible even while adapting to varying needs. Transition between the interior and the outdoors is almost seamless with form and function being combined in an effortless contemporary fashion. A great way to enjoy warm days and lazy summer evenings even while staying sheltered from direct sunlight
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!
A wooden log cabin normally blends in with the natural environment but when that environment consists of mostly stone and big trees the dark wooden cottage absolutely stands out with its distinct brown color among the green and gray backdrop.
One can instantly notice how the original structure was composed of a variety of materials that include wood stone and corrugated iron and tile. Giving another layer of textural intrigue to this confluence of contrasting materials is glass!
There are times when all of us wish to move away from the constant noise that surrounds us and into a setting that is far more tranquil and healthy. A holiday retreat in the woods a summer vacation home perched on the edge of a lofty cliff and overlooking beautiful mountains or even a second home where you spend more than half the time each year enjoying the untouched jungle landscape around you – every one of these ideas does sound like an absolute dream! The hard part of it all is to have both the resources and the ability to build such structures in remote locations. That is until you come across the designed by MAPA.
Combining natural timber with dark wooden cabinets and white countertops the kitchen adds to this picture of pristine modernity. Sensitive to the unique demands that help preserve the existing landscape and its natural charm this modern Melbourne residence carves out a quiet and comfortable niche that keeps out noise and those prying eyes!
As kids we all loved treehouses. They were the exciting little escape into a fantasy world where we could play high above the ground and plot our adventures. As adults some of that adventurous spirit still lies within us but now it’s mixed with a dream of a luxurious home and a peaceful getaway.