Large steel doors when open blur the lines between the interior and the world outside and the can also be completely closed in colder winter months or when homeowners need privacy. Sensible in its overall form space-savvy and modern this Aussie extension upgrades the old Victorian home by giving it elements that it woefully lacks.
This was done to meet the local building code even while giving the residence an identity of its own. Due to the harsh local weather conditions and cost constraints the house was completed in eight months and the interior feels both cozy and liberating with smart windows framing the scenic landscape outside.
Parents’ bedrooms and kids’ spaces are carefully tucked in the rear while the social areas of the house sit at the front. Minimal with clean straight lines and still exuding plenty of warmth this vacation home in Poland offers it all without creating a whole lot of carbon footprint.
The two distinct blocks server two entirely different purposes with the east-west section containing the bedrooms and the guest rooms while the north-south block holds the open living area along with the kitchen and dining space.
The transition between the interior and the exterior further facilitates this nature-centric lifestyle with a shaded porch that the homeowners can enjoy both at dawn and dusk. With a pergola structure that consists of mobile slats ventilation on the porch can be controlled easily.
Designed by Solomon Troup Architects the addition provides a new social setting for the entire family with an open plan kitchen dining area and family area. White is the color of choice in the kitchen as stainless steel surfaces bringing sparkle and pizazz.
Designed by Alp’Architecture Sàrl the exterior creates an image of contrasting elements being married in an effortless fashion as the lower level is crafted using masonry and the upper level is built using wood.
Transition from one zone to the other is seamless and even the outdoors become a part of the interior as extensive glass walls and clerestory windows shape an open and light-filled interior. The color scheme is largely neutral and the focus remains firmly on the scenery outside with a sunken central courtyard adding to the excitement.