Green is definitely the flavor of the day here on Decoist. From fabulous sunrooms filled with indoor plants we move on to a dashing Green House in Melbourne that steals the show with its exceptional love for nature and an equally ingenious design.
The large modern residence is as polished on the outside as it is on the inside. A careful blend of black and white shapes the exterior of the house with a wooden box-style extension adding textural contrast.
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.
Using pinewood in this smart residential project Jersey City-based Jeff Jordan Architects created a well-ordered bright and spacious interior. The pinewood’s visual impact is both soothing and serene. As a result the project offers a clear-cut example of pine’s efficacy in creating clean modern and aesthetic spaces.
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.