A new foyer and a fireplace delineate space and offer more privacy to those in the living and dining room. The expansive lake views are hidden carefully by this feature and it is only when you venture in further that you realize the true magnificence on display.
Features such as the stone walls in the kitchen and the bathroom and the striking ‘sabina beams’ have been carefully preserved while the newly added gorgeous window frames along with the concrete and white chalk-plastered stone walls aim to recreate the magic of the past. It is this fusion that gives the modest retreat its exceptional character and transports you back in time to a simpler period.
The dining area kitchen family room and bedrooms were carefully positioned to make the most of the unabated view on offer even as the bedrooms on the top floor welcome the canopy indoors. With the street façade and dense vegetation offering complete privacy this LA home tries to create a refreshing and grand green oasis amid all the urban chaos that surrounds it.
Despite its contemporary appeal great care was taken during the construction of the house to ensure that it fit in with the landscape and its natural beauty. Elements such as natural stone and cement blocks only help in accentuating this connection between the modern and the traditional local architectural elements to offer the best of both worlds.
A cool and ingenious ‘glass joint’ connects the old timber structure with the new extension and both buildings seem to retain their individual style and aura even while interacting with one another in a seamless manner.
On the inside the color palette is strictly neutral with features such as the brick accent wall section in the living room and the colorful pendant lights providing visual contrast. Passive heating and cooling techniques adequate ventilation and an uncomplicated floor plan combine to turn life at this contemporary Melbourne home into a relaxing and refreshing experience.
But Ibiza holds much more than a glittering invitation to those who love to party and it can also be your dream getaway that lets you escape all the rush glitz and mundane boredom. is one such idyllic escape that was transformed by Standard Studio into a tranquil showroom and guesthouse where the old meets the new in a curated and classy fashion.