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Today we are going to show a residence in Melbourne that was transformed by the Australian studio Whiting Architects. To built a barn-inspired extension to this house, they used recycled bricks, corrugated cladding, oak flooring and the most stunning modern floor lamps!
Rather than mimic the traditional features of the single-storey period property at Kerferd Place, Whiting Architects chose to create a contemporary two-storey gabled addition that looks more like a converted warehouse.
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An existing brick wall provided a starting point for one of the two exposed walls of the structure. Above and beside this, the architects added cement cladding with aluminium-framed windows, creating a facade with a solid base and a lightweight upper section.
The ground floor accommodates a large living room, a dining area and a kitchen. The white arc floor lamp in the dining area is perfect for the Scandinavian decor. The extension was designed to become the new living quarters of the clients, while the original house now houses their children and any guests.
Several interior walls have been lined with plywood and finished in white, matching the newly white-painted brickwork. These are accompanied by oak floors, wooden joinery and a wood-burning stove. In the living room, we can found an industrial floor lamp that fits perfectly in the monochrome home design.
A key design concept was to avoid wasting space with unnecessary corridors, so on the second floor, the two intermediate spaces between flights function as a study and window seat.
An en suite bathroom features the only door in the extension. Inside, a free-standing bathtub sits alongside a stable door, allowing bathers to see who’s coming up the stairs, and the floor is covered with decorative monochrome tiles.
Arrival to the main bedroom is via these “transition spaces”, no bedroom door required. The modern floor lamp, the natural plant and the neutral tones give this bedroom a Scandinavian style.
The ensuite is accessed behind an operable wall panel, a view out from the bath tub is available by sliding back a “barn-door” to reveal more internal glazing, giving the user the ability to personalizes the level of privacy they want.
This residence is the perfect example of a Scandinavian interior: wall art, bricked walls, neutral tones and natural plants.
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