Minimal and understated the decor is also kept as simple as possible with large pendants and paper lanterns stealing the show. While the first floor houses the private spaces the lower level holds an open-plan living area along with a smart bedroom that leads to the revamped garden. With sliding glass doors translucent panels and shoji screens the switch between privacy and open flowing interiors is seamless indeed.
From a distance the ingenious roof reminds us of Japanese origami creations and transforms the otherwise simple nature retreat into a dramatic eye-catching structure that is set against an equally awe-inspiring tropical countryside.
The idea was to design a home whose aura was as close as possible to the homeowners’ previous farm house clad in wood paper and concrete. Criss-crossing wooden beams make up the most prominent feature of the home and allow natural ventilation to make its way through to the top level.
Modern beach houses have come a long way from being simple shacks that allow you to enjoy the sun and the sand. Nestled on the south coast of New South Wales and overlooking the famous Gerringong beach this stunning house Down Under is all about becoming one with the landscape outside.
Featuring a living room kitchen dining room and a bedroom the house keeps its floor plan both uncomplicated and traditional. The garden also features some typical elements that bring in like the wheel fountain which is predominantly found in gardens of the region. Curated flowering plant beds and beautiful stone pathways complete the outdoors.
The house welcomes you with a walkway that is clad in Balau wood and meanders its way past a serene koi pond as it leads you from the street to the front of the house. The lower level features an open living area with a plush living space an ergonomic dining area and a kitchen clad in Ceasarstone. Tom Dixon pendants and lighting fixtures from Foscarini enliven the space with their bold metallic accents while a sleek staircase in the corner leads to the private quarters tucked away on the top floor.
Black and white framed photographs a giant LOVE sculpture by in grey and contemporary furnishings grace the adjacent dining area. Pop art additions seem to be an integral part of the design scheme of the house as they make their imposing presence felt even in the bedrooms and the bathroom.