This classic home near takes precisely this route as its homeowners wanted a new social and family zone that was connected to the rear garden at all times. was revamped and extended by Edwards Rensen Architects to meet the growing demands of the family without splurging on a major renovation.
Crafted with great care by Marisa Gonzalez Llanos the home revels in combining different textures that seem raw and unfinished without ever overpowering you with unnecessary detail. Exposed concrete walls reclaimed wooden planks that create accent features cool doors seemingly crafted from upcycled crate boxes and of course more polished modern finishes – it is a blend that leaves you captivated!
The open living area on the lower level with its exposed concrete walls high ceiling wooden accent wall behind the entertainment unit and the brick wall in the kitchen showcases plenty of contrast. The kitchen in the corner maximizes space even as the dining area ends up becoming the showstopper of this level.
For most of us it is the ground floor of our home that holds the entrance and the living area with the top level holding the bedrooms and other private spaces. But the Cliff Dwelling nestled on a steep cliff next to Lake Austin flips this floor plan to suit the specific needs of the site and it is the rooftop garden retreat and entrance that steal the show here.
Step in and you will instantly notice the modern industrial style of the home with its own unique twist coming in the form of lovely Edison bulb lighting fixtures. Wrapped around ceiling beams and illuminating both the dining area and the stairwell in the form of sparkling chandeliers these Edison bulb fixtures steal the show both with their design ingenuity an unparalleled simplicity.
Industrial-style windows with their dark metallic frames accentuate the past of this Aussie home even as exposed and whitewashed brick walls bring in all the textural beauty one could ask for. Open family spaces are coupled with intimate private areas and cleverly concealed bedrooms to offer a fine balance between social living and complete seclusion.
Remodeling an old home into a modern delight that meets the needs of its contemporary owners is a hard task in itself. But this becomes even more challenging when you have to incorporate space-savvy features and smart storage options that make the most of every inch on offer.