The structure of the house offers shade to the outdoor lounge and the barbecue spot while the section of the home containing bedrooms adds to the visual of the rear garden. Concrete wood and glass shape this unique Brazilian home where the homeowners find themselves spending more time outdoors than inside
Some build love nests and others build love islands. All love boat jokes aside married couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King began constructing Freedom Cove their incredible oasis on the water back in 1992 and they’ve been adding to it ever since. Now the couple-made island off of the coast of Vancouver Island comprises a whopping 12 mini platforms with all sorts of amenities from an art gallery to a greenhouse and even a dance floor!
With a gabled roof the interior seems both spacious and cheerful and the light wooden tones of the ceiling and the walls add to the breezy summer charm. Large windows bring in both the panoramic views and ample light while smart pendants in white tend to melt away into the backdrop.
A great perk in embracing the concept of adaptive reuse is the way that you can turn those old family homes into sparkling contemporary residences with little effort and creativity. This not only saves money and time but preserves all those memories that come attached with the home.
Another interesting feature is the 10-meter-long floating that connects the two living areas and offers an enhanced interaction zone for family members. With dark black walls in the backdrop fabulous contemporary decor in contrasting lighter hues and sculptural wall art in bronze every little detail comes together to create a truly exquisite interior.
On the inside partitions are kept to a bare minimum as an open floor plan visually connects the kitchen the dining space and the family zone. One can see industrial-style lighting and glass partitions with dark metallic frames throughout the residence while understated contemporary décor fills each room. Lighting plays a major role in the overall ambiance of the home with natural ventilation flowing from one room to the next. Geometric tiles in the kitchen add pattern to the space while throw pillows and bedding bring color to the minimal bedroom in white.
The dining room and kitchen of the once-boring cottage home now showcase a more modern sheen with large windows bringing the outdoors inside. A minimal bedroom with walls partly covered in oak and a bathroom in black and white borrow from the curated crisp and classy color scheme and style of the living space. Kids’ rooms with multiple storage options and a space-savvy design complete the transformation for the Sydney home that is a cultured urban delight!