The smart insertion connects the main house with the two new bedrooms at the rear of the lot and turns a classic Melbourne residence with brick façade into a unique and exquisite contemporary dwelling. Designed by Steffen Welsch Architects the rejuvenated home hosts a family of five thanks to the improved and extended living area.
Steel-gray granite white stucco timber slats and wooden battens shape the distinct façade of this Indian home along with the generous use of glass. Completely opening up to the greenery that surrounds it the overall form of the house mimics that of a multilevel gallery.
On the outside a distinctive aluminum trellis provides shade to those on the terraces and also ushers in cool geometric contrast. With an amazing infinity-edge pool and outdoor lounge this is one Texas home where opulence and ergonomics come together with unrivaled panache.
We all have had that moment in our lives when we feel that all we need is just ‘one more room’ to truly complete our home. And then we move on to a bigger house and the feeling remains despite all that newfound space!
It is the creative folks from DADA & Partners that came up with a design that borrows from the aesthetics of a ‘gallery’ even while offering ample privacy and a smart interaction between the different public zones.
Nestled down on the lower level of the residence is the open living area dining room kitchen and a study while the top floor houses five spacious and comfy bedrooms with wonderful river views. A parking area and sunken garden at the front of the house offer a buffer of sorts and keep out the busy street noises even as a beautiful courtyard provides a spacious hangout for the entire family.
Nothing transforms an interior completely like the right lighting. It could be a flood of natural light on some occasions and a carefully planned and executed combination of recessed and pendant lighting on others.