Behind the façade of red brick: at home on a tiny block of five meters now hides an outdoor pond and an incredible rainforest shower after it has been transformed into & # 39; an inner-city oasis & # 39;
- FMD Architects have overhauled a townhouse in the suburb of Clifton Hill, Melbourne
- The exterior of red brick now hides a series of wooden beams in the living room and dining room
- A & # 39; cross-stitch & # 39; design was used to allow the client to hang three family pieces in the living room
- The water garden in the back garden also acts as a natural cooling system for the people who live in the house
A red brick two-bedroom house in Melbourne looks like any other downtown house from the 1970s, but once you're inside, it's an & # 39; oasis & # 39; of wooden beams and outside ponds in an airy and light-filled room.
Fiona Dunin of FMD Architects was commissioned to renovate the building, which is located on a block five meters wide in Clifton Hill.
The client gave the Melbourne company a detailed assignment about & # 39; creating new living spaces and improving access to natural light & # 39 ;.
The woman who owns the property has also asked for the new schedule to make room for three tapestries that her mother made and that she wanted to hang on the walls.
A red brick two-bedroom house looks like it hasn't changed from the front door since the 1970s (photo), but as soon as you step inside, it opens into an incredible modern space
& # 39; Our design strategy is always to celebrate the specifics of the project … so while exploring the tradition of carpet and stitching techniques, the concept of sewing the new house shape to the old design approach has taken, & # 39; Mrs. Dunin of FMD told FEMAIL.
The wooden beams that they chose to center around the living room roof became the & # 39; thread & # 39; who attached the living area to the existing house and then to the courtyard & # 39 ;.
Inside the courtyard a mirror is strategically placed at the end of the & # 39; wires & # 39; to expand the space and create a sense of unraveling.
The courtyard (photo) flows directly into the living room where there is access to light and air during the day
It works together with the water feature in the bathroom – the shower – that has no door and feels like a Balinese villa
The wood theme was maintained by the kitchen (photo) where wood was used on the workbench trimmings
& # 39; The water garden (photo) also acts as a natural cooling system for the living room, & # 39; said Mrs. Dunin
The block itself is only five meters wide, so the architects worked on building towards the sky instead of outside.
& # 39; Spaces have been planned, skylights have been installed and courtyards have been installed to provide access to light and air all day long, & # 39; said Mrs. Dunin.
& # 39; The water garden also acts as a natural cooling system for the living room. & # 39;
The lily pond is a unique feature of the house and connects to the planting of Baby & # 39; s tears, white flowering thyme and Corsican mint that emerge between the stepping stones.
In the summer, vines that begin to climb the bars closest to the large rear window turn green and help filter the light on particularly clear days.
The wooden beams around the living room roof (photo) became the & # 39; thread & # 39; who attached the living area to the existing house & # 39; & # 39; and then to the courtyard
One of the bedrooms leads to a luxurious bathroom ensuite and has a beautiful window overlooking the garden
It works together with the water feature in the bathroom – the shower – that has no door and feels like a Balinese villa.
& # 39; Although materials are simple and economical, they are all used in rich and inventive ways, & # 39; they said.
& # 39: What was a damp, dark Victorian terrace has now become a series of spaces that have strong connections with the outside spaces, with constantly changing natural light and natural ventilation and cooling.
& # 39; A sense of spaciousness and openness is a luxury that rarely occurs in homes in the city center. It is an oasis in the middle of the city. & # 39;
In 2017, the architecture-rich house was launched with a price guide of $ 1,450,000 – $ 1,500,000.
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