But what sets this fabulous modern home next to apart is its striking exterior crafted mainly from Cor-Ten steel and in-situ concrete with glass and brick also being used sporadically. Giving the exterior a bright orange and modern industrial appeal this smart residence designed by Sandy Rendel Architects draws your attention instantly.
An engaging and non-intrusive rear and side extension in steel frame and glass extend the living area and create space for outdoor dining and living. The glass structure also brings natural light into the refurbished home with a neutral color scheme and re-upholstered décor adding to the cheerful ambiance.
Large corridors and a wonderful sculptural staircase greet you in here with paths leading to the private section of the house on the first floor that contains the adult bedrooms kids’ rooms and lovely guest bedrooms. Each of the five bedrooms here opens up into an individual balcony and pergola which offer connectivity with the panoramic backdrop.
The new addition to the house is purposefully different from the traditional brick exterior of the house and while it does not draw aesthetically from the old structure it follows the home’s simple lines and uncomplicated form.
A smart fireplace acts as a divider between the dining area and the living space with the modern industrial home office finding space on the same level. Exposed concrete walls a gallery-style display of artwork and comfy décor turn this steely and masculine home office into a comforting and posh hangout. Throw in striking pendant lights and functional recessed lights and you have a home that is both relaxing and ravishing!
With a neutral color scheme and fabulous décor that adds color and pattern there is a great balance here between native decorative elements and clean contemporary design. Seemingly both dramatic and understated it is the hardwood battens that give the top level of the house its distinct identity regulate ventilation and provide an additional layer of privacy.
A roughcast concrete river wall stands between the house and the river’s edge and sets clear boundaries while the silhouette of the house and the ‘raw’ nature of the elements used in construction draw from local architecture and its historic industrial past.