But the lovely in Prahran a typical suburb of goes down the old-fashioned route as Studio Tate completely altered the existing appeal of the home its ambiance and the way it interacts with its residents. Barring a couple of brick walls the entire house is brand new and its novel floor plan sees the living area kitchen and dining area nestled on the top floor while the bedrooms sit snugly below.
The main building contains the living area along with the kitchen dining room and other social spaces while the second structure holds the master suite along with the guest quarters. A gorgeous connector links both the structures and also offers a wonderful protected walkway of sorts that lets those inside enjoy the wonderful ocean views outside. Another advantage of this site plan is the creation of the sheltered courtyard that is carefully protected from harsh ocean winds on gusty days.
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.
Avalon is our personal favorite on the list both for its sheer simplicity and the way that it makes green homes an affordable concept. Timber from sustainable forests and metal sheets fashion its exterior even as the green roof above stands out visually during the daytime. Nestled on lovely Avalon Beach and promising wonderful ocean views this modular unit was crafted by ArchiBlox and provides a delightful living space of 106 square meters.
It is a rear extension that gets the job done as the glazed timber addition now holds the new dining area kitchen and family room of the revitalized house. Crafted to ensure that those inside enjoy an open and airy living atmosphere that is accentuated by the visual connectivity with the green outdoors the nifty extension blends in with the existing structure almost seamlessly. A clean white color palette sits next to the already present exposed brick walls comfortably even as large skylights bring in a flood of natural light.
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.
The green roof goes much beyond being a mere aesthetic addition as it controls the temperature inside the house reduces rainwater runoff and allows the home to blend in with the green landscape around it. The 106-square-meter house has all one could ask for in a practical modern home with an open living area that also holds the dining space and a bright colorful kitchen in orange and blue.