A modest, narrow cottage all dolled up and extended. A new lease on life with clever low line windows to let in the light but allow privacy… plus you get cool glimpses of legs walking, or in my case stalking, along. Love the concrete floors, the wine storage in the galley kitchen, the little ponds at the base of the windows, the traditional facade which never lets on that something bright and shiny new is hiding just behind. You’ll find the house in Northcote, Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.
P.S. Australian real estate agents please stop with the HDR photography!!!! Hmmmmmm…. deep breath. Calm now Jo 🙂
I have a craving to travel to this marvelous house, home invade and refuse to leave. I’m lusting after the steel and glass windows. A truly beautiful, eclectic home bursting with personality and humour. What else would you expect from jj Locations.
Take a classic 1960’s commercial warehouse building. Bland, boring, in need of a little reuse, redesign magic. Insert two residential apartments and a ground floor retail/office space into the shell. The apartments reference the 60s vernacular of the warehouse building. Glass and steel window walls, internal courtyard. Cool interiors. Cool inner city living. Mission accomplished. Great space. Great reuse of an existing building. By Melbourne firm Taylor Reynolds.
Combine a wall of bright yellow framed windows, an expansive view of a leafy green canopy and abundant light and this apartment renovation by São Paulo based AR ARQUITETOS would brighten anyone’s day. A clever “wall of cubes” allows the light to penetrate further into the kitchen while providing much needed storage without heavy walls closing in the otherwise open plan public spaces. Living here would be sunshine yellow everyday!
An extension to a small workers cottage in Kingsville, Victoria. A collection of “stuff” to reuse, recycle, make do and make up. An individually crafted design solution by MAKE architecture studio with a sustainable agenda. It’s about small ideas and the big picture. Fresh, creative. After all it’s not always about conspicuous consumption. (Photography TM PHOTO.)