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.
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.
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.
This was accomplished by using a custom-crafted box made out of sterling boards that sits at the heart of the revamped apartment. The cool box holds a dashing kitchen in black on the outside a loft bed that acts as the bedroom and a home workstation that offers ample storage space.
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 gorgeous home in the woods is blessed with a variety of planet-friendly features like the photovoltaic panels that provide it with all the power it needs a rainwater harvesting system that recycles and replenishes the local water source and passive heating and cooling design that keeps the internal temperature moderate. These green technologies not only cut back on the carbon footprint of the house but also make sure that the surrounding greenery and ecosystem is left largely untouched and pollution-free.
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.