The new rear addition to an existing home was modelled on the design flexibility and simplicity of the classic dollhouse where partitions between rooms are often arbitrary and one room can be turned into another by simply swapping the décor!
Drawing inspiration from a dollhouse to create a beautiful modern extension for a traditional home does sound intriguing and a touch far-fetched. But this is precisely what the imaginative folks from BKK Architects pulled off with the gorgeous in Victoria Australia.
The remodeled interior showcases a wonderful alchemy of the past and present as much of the original design by Paul Kirk is preserved and highlighted even as the latest additions make a bold visual impact. The large collection of windows that opens up the kitchen living and dining areas towards the sparkling city skyline is still kept intact to give the interior an airy appeal.
At its core this is a home that explores the possibility of a modern home melting into the landscape around it and the beautiful adobe walls stand tall at the heart of this innovative approach.
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.
Not only does this save up on energy bills but keeps the carbon footprint of an already squeaky clean home down to a bare minimum. A neutral color scheme indoors and unabated views of Collserola mount complete this lovely green home.
It is easy to understand the choice of style as the Pacific Ocean in the distance and the sunny weather seem like the perfect backdrop in which one can revel in some stunning Mediterranean architecture.