The dashing home is essentially a window into two different natural ecosystems and its designers Benjamin Garcia Saxe did their best in trying to create a breezy residence that invites in both of these lovely backdrops.
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.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows open the living and dining area to the outdoors while the central room separates the wing with dining space kitchen kids’ bedrooms and breakfast zone from the zone that contains the master suite home gym and office.
It is cast-in-place concrete and artisanal bricks that give the interior a modern industrial appeal even as they usher in ample textural beauty. With a wood screen at the front that hides the parking and entrance there is plenty of contrast at every turn.
Glazed corner windows influence both the visual appeal of the exterior and the functionality indoors by allowing the homeowners to easily utilize even the tiniest of corner nooks while dark cedar ushers in textural contrast.
A versatile building that was designed to make the most of the scenic views of the and to accommodate a family that required four separate yet largely identical apartment units Zambeze is exceptional in more ways than one.
With a rooftop terrace study home workspace and the master suite it is the top level that acts as the private hub of this altered Aussie residence. A neutral color scheme coupled with a generous presence of wood and a hint of color in the bathrooms create a relaxing contemporary setting where form and function are brought together with refined elegance.