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.
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.
What was previously the driveway and garage was turned into the new courtyard and a series of stepped terraces and an open central space now welcome you in style. Clad in Pennsylvania bluestone the entrance presents a mere preview into the greater grandeur that lies within the home.
Going green involves much more than just embracing the latest smart technology that cuts back on power consumption or fancy new appliances that save energy. It is a principle that is embedded into the very fabric of a home and the exquisite in Melbourne most definitely fits this billing.
From single-bedroom condos that start at $399000 to amazing penthouses that will cost you $1150000 there is a wide range of residences to choose from here depending on both your budget and spatial necessity. Each condo brings with it light-filled living rooms that promise a serene and stylish lifestyle cutting-edge kitchens with energy-savvy appliances indulgent bathrooms and tranquil bedrooms that open up to reveal majestic views. There is never a dull moment here!
The residents of had a similar desire to turn their old terrace house that is just five meters wide into a smart modern home filled with lovely little nooks terraces and an inviting outdoor lounge. Dan Gayfer Design accomplished this by completely renovating the house connecting the interior with the small private outdoor living area.
Villa Rijpwetering is all about relaxed Dutch living at its elegant best with the lavish house opening up towards the water views outside thanks to the large glass façade. An expansive wooden deck and series of terraces connect the home with the boat docks and the dwelling seems to gently float above the water when viewed from a distance.