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.
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!
A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months while the smart system of shades ensure that there is absolutely no necessity of air conditioning in the summer months. Essentially this is a farmhouse that cuts back on power consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible.
Complete with a home gym office a pergola that contains the outdoor living area and smart lighting this family home has it all. Concrete floors and wooden cabinetry on the inside along with the minimal steel pergola structure and its reed matt roof usher in textural contrast in a home where it is the landscape around it that shines brightest!
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.