The idea was to create a contemporary home for two sisters with two separate individual homes that blend into one even while giving both its occupants ample privacy. The floor plan created a cozy structure with wooden walls that offered two rooms a dining and a sitting room a bathroom a kitchen and a terrace for each of them to enjoy.
Nestled in the arid landscape of the this contemporary residence aims to find that perfect balance between an inviting living environment and responsible architecture that takes into account the existing ecosystem.
Sandy Bay in Hobart is renowned for sunshine surf and beautiful beaches. But the gorgeous brings forth a totally different kind of wave as its latest addition moves away from rigid straight lines and embraces a more fluid silhouette.
The lower level contains the an open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining space guest bedroom a pantry and laundry room while the top floor of the extension holds the master suite. With the addition of the two-story structure much of the original home serves as a smart buffer zone and now houses a home studio and playroom.
One of the striking features of the house is the clever use of staircases bridges and walkways to ensure that the ground below is left as untouched as possible. With an exterior that seems to blend with the colors of nature all around it the distinctly contemporary structure seems like a natural extension of the countryside.
The open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!
Some of the materials from the original home were removed and reused in the form of unique weathered décor pieces and accent surfaces that celebrate the rich past of this beautiful row house.