Showcasing another such alchemy of styles is this fabulous private home in the stylish suburb of Sydney. 181 Palmer is a converted warehouse residence that borrows from the charm of similar homes in NYC while adding a hint of quirky originality.
Paul Kirk is arguably one of the most renowned Pacific Northwest architects who not only defied the conventions of the time but also defied the style that would soon become the accepted norm in the region. Sweeping windows practicality and the clean aesthetics of midcentury style defined his homes.
The double-height living space is clad in decorative screening to ensure that the wall of windows seems far more visually appealing while controlling the flood of natural light. Drapes and operable louvres add another layer of ventilation and temperature control to this level.
Large glass windows not only bring in plenty of light but also help in keeping the home warm during the chilly winter months. The orientation of the home is such that the house benefits from extra sunlight during the colder months while it is protected from the harsh desert heat during the summer. This passive cooling and heating technique also cuts out reliance on artificial temperature control systems.
Features such as the dark brick wall and hexagonal floor tiles in the living room the geometric-tiled backsplash in the kitchen and refreshing blue tiles in the bathroom give every single space inside this rejuvenated Aussie home a personality of its own.