With a spacious garage and home workspace this 2-bedroom 3-bathroom residence will set you back and if you happen to live in the neighborhood you can even check it out firsthand this Sunday before making the final call! Giving a 1960’s home in the bustling neighborhood of Sydney a smart modern makeover Bijl Architecture turned to innovative design and sweeping alfresco spaces to create a stylish contemporary family home.
It is Kirkwood McCarthy who managed to pull off this challenging makeover as they went about revamping upgrading and giving in a whole new lease on life! The conversion is truly amazing with the new three-story two-bedroom house making the most of every inch of space on offer.
Coming to the green credentials of the house it is passive heating and cooling technology coupled with top-notch insulation that ensure the temperature inside the home remains more or less constant during both the summer and winter months. With 35kW of solar panels providing more power than consumed by the household this Aussie home ends up keeping its carbon footprint down to an absolute minimum!
With an L-shaped structure there is plenty of room here for a fabulous rear garden and poolscape that was shaped by Arterra Landscape Architects. The pool becomes a part of the interior thanks to the series of large sliding glass doors and walls that make up a continuous and transparent ‘wall’ delineating the interior from the outdoors.
A two-story vertical bar is the pivot around which the entire house is designed with one side of it containing the living areas and the others holding the service spaces. Two gardens one at the front and the other at the back provide plenty of space for the family members to enjoy the tranquil outdoors with the open living area acting as a bridge between the two. Internal partitions have been kept down to a minimum with even the top level only holding a single master bedroom along with an open sleeping space next to it.
Adaptive reuse of old structures brings much more than just cost-effective and planet-friendly housing. These revitalized and revamped buildings offer a chance to shape a unique blend of styles and textures and to incorporate innovative features that simply do not find space in newly built contemporary homes.
It is a global trend that has seen many of these classic heritage homes acquire a new lease on life and following these footsteps is the gorgeous that was revamped and extended by Blee Halligan. The modest extension gives the four-story residence a completely new ambiance and creates space for a cheerful modern dining area and kitchen that flow into the lush green garden.