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.
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.
It was Lane Williams Architects who transformed this 1960s midcentury home into a contemporary family residence by expanding the living area adding an additional bedroom and breaking up the visual of dark Western Red Cedar in the living area with a white-painted drywall.
But when Gavin Kelly moved from Australia to Seattle in the late 90s and was searching for a house in the he was unaware that the old 1960s residence he was about to buy was designed by Paul Kirk himself! With a roof that combined with its north and south side walls to create a homogenous structure this 1966 house was transformed into a modern hub a decade down the line.
With adobe walls bringing the native charm of the landscape indoors one gets the impression that the comfy home is an extension of the scenery around it as pavilions walkways and sweeping interiors flow into each other seamlessly.
Ponce Arquitectos the fabulous residence sits on an L-shaped lot and its historic past and unique silhouette defined this exciting modern makeover. It is the lower level of the home that steals the spotlight with its open plan living area that also contains the dining room and kitchen along with an additional guest space a wine cellar and a striking indoor garden.
With the living area and the dining room extending into the wooden deck outside the interior seems a lot more spacious visually. The brick wall in the kitchen offers textural contrast to the setting even as curated contemporary décor paints a picture of understated elegance and inviting warmth.