If you love the sight of exposed brick walls weaving their way through a contemporary interior then this renovated inner city worker’s cottage in Australia promises a visual treat! Revamped and modernized by Bastian Architecture it is a dashing rear extension that alters the ambiance of this classic home nestled in a heritage neighborhood.
At the far end lies the third volume of the house that contains the patio along with a double height glass dome that aids in air circulation. Large indoor plants a pebble garden and spacious gathering zones complete the lower level with the second floor containing the bedrooms and other private spaces. A perfect interaction of indoor and outdoor design elements draped in a glassy sheen!
The basic structure of these townhouses was created using concrete and steel with glass being used extensively on the upper levels to bring in a flood of natural light. Moving away from this minimal and almost ‘steely’ visual appeal of the interior it is a wooden volume on the second level of townhouse that holds private spaces.
It is the use of concrete and metal that significantly reduce construction costs along with innovative building techniques and a predisposition towards minimalism.
Reuse of materials was an important part of the new house with paneled wood doors doorknobs and hardware from the old interior being reused fully. Pops of Benjamin Moore’s Melon Popsicle fuchsia pastel pinks and green enliven different rooms of the house while curated art work unique collectibles and a gorgeous living room diorama provide playful and exquisite finishing touches on a transformation that leaves you spellbound!
An open floor plan living brings air of modernity to the house while the decorative pieces and color palette usher in a much more traditional vibe. Color scheme inside the house is largely neutral with off-white cream and brown holding their own in every room. Accent hues come in the form of light relaxing blues and natural greens.
In both the bedroom and the living area it is the fireplace that becomes the focal point of it all with inviting relaxation zones and conversation nooks next to them. White light gray and brown are used to shape the backdrop in each room with festive motifs acting as smart accents in a home where bright colors are a rarity.