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 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!
Transforming a traditional row house that dates back to 1880 into a contemporary home that serves the needs of a modern family is a task that requires a careful balance of form and function The space available is indeed limited creating another dimension to the design conundrum and it does take a hint of creativity along with an understanding of the building’s past to get the best result.
Nestled in Germany and overlooking Lake Starnberg and the distant hills the follows precisely this design philosophy. The upper level of the house holds the living area kitchen and dining room and is accessed by a giving those inside unabated views of the scenery around the home.
This sparkling contemporary addition opens up towards the rear yard thanks to the use of large glass windows and its simple wooden structure seems both modern and elegant. On the inside the conventional presence of walls and doors is done away with and it is large shelves wooden partitions and décor that delineate and define spaces.
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.
The lower level of the vacation home contains the large living area with vaulted ceiling exposed wooden beams and stunning lighting. Next to it is the cozy family area kitchen and dining room that open up toward the mesmerizing snow-clad mountains in the distance.