It is one thing to turn to the adaptive reuse of old structures and transform an abandoned warehouse or an aged church into a beautiful modern home. But this task becomes even more challenging when an old upholsterer’s workshop that is just 12m X 3.7m needs to be altered into an inviting contemporary residence.
Reinvigorating classic Victorian terrace homes and extending the living space into the garden or the backyard is increasingly becoming a popular choice among homeowners stretching from Madison to Melbourne.
Connected by a stunning open wood-and-steel staircase that ends up being the most prominent feature of the rejuvenated the interior is filled with natural light which finds its way through the attic and the second level on to the bottom floor.
Clever floor-to-ceiling shelving both in the kitchen and the dining room provide ample storage space while stacked firewood adds another layer of intrigue to the interior. Open metallic bookshelves shape the home library even as a couple of cozy chairs and a cool table complete a library that maximizes space without compromising on style.
The roof of the house is a structure that does not often garner enough attention from the casual design and décor aficionado. But ask the semi-serious architecture lover and he will instantly tell you that it plays a big role in shaping the overall silhouette of a structure its visual appeal and overall functionality.
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.
Another interesting feature is the cool combination of dark gray and pastel pink which transforms the living space into a chic and glamorous setting that borrows from Hollywood science fiction sets. Despite the generous use of gray there is a sense of excitement and energy throughout the loft and nothing feels mundane or far too sterile.