Since the couple worked from home incorporating a full-fledged home office that offered privacy and smart functionality was another important part of the home’s design. Built on a tight budget by KEM STUDIO the inviting house uses a white and wood color palette to usher in a sense of harmony even while inviting the outdoors inside.
Local building techniques were used to craft each the homes with minimal on-site impact and almost every existing tree on the lot was carefully preserved. The Forest House is a perfect example of a stunning sensible and eco-friendly modern residence that finds the often elusive balance between nature comfort and serenity.
Instead of creating rigid square rooms the living area embraces the natural contours of the home as a polygon-shape wall makes its presence felt. The sitting area and TV room at the front contains a comfy couch in black; an addition that anchors the light and breezy interior.
It is a curated balance of the natural and the man-made with the central courtyard acting as the common social zone. Flanked by the public and private wings of the house on one side and an outdoor living area along with a series of fruit trees on the other the courtyard is both spacious and secluded.
Apart from passive heating and cooling smart rainwater management and energy-saving features transform this modern hub in Melbourne into an efficient and eco-friendly delight. Complete with a small pond in the courtyard and unassuming décor that lets the backdrop shine through this resourceful residence blends serenity with sustainability!