Color scheme inside the residence is kept strictly neutral with white and gray being the prominent hues. Rugs with geometric patterning lighting and décor are used to delineate space in the open plan living area. Walls clad in ipe wood add warmth to the bedroom and the magnificent Pacific Ocean views turn this sophisticated home into a relaxing and fascinating escape.
Dubbed this striking home in Melbourne is an old warehouse that brings along with it much of its original charm while providing modern functionality. Containing two separate homes that are rolled into one large unit the lovely residence can accommodate two families with ease or its homeowners can easily use it as a multi-generational home where everyone has ample individual space. Apart from a blend of two different styles – industrial and modern and the two different individual homes the revamped warehouse also combines the charm of exposed brick walls with the warmth of rich wood floors to deliver ‘twin elements’ in every sense of the word!
For some of us this is next to impossible but not for the homeowners of who have turned their waterfront home into a refined and inviting hub. To get this accomplished they turned to Amber Road who reinvented the living space introduced sculptural decor and artistic accessories and put in place shelves and storage units that offered better organization.
The dark exterior of the home stands in vivid contrast to the divine natural landscape that surrounds it and the more cheerful interior clad mostly in neutral hues. With a bold red door large window frames and a classic silhouette the residence exudes understated sophistication.
The street façade of the house offers complete privacy with a wooden wall and entrance surrounded by trees and shrubs keeping away any prying eyes. The interior is split into two wings with one housing the public areas and the other containing a series of bedrooms and bathrooms.
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.
Adding to the sheen of the steel façade are framed accent panels in perforated aluminum clad in bright red. The entry of the renovated home also features a tinge of red while the living area bedrooms and bathrooms showcase smart red accents. This creates a visual connection between the interior and the exterior despite the use of contrasting materials. Split into three levels the lowest floor houses a rental while the top two levels make up the owner’s duplex. The second level contains the living area kitchen dining space and home office / TV room of the duplex and the top floor houses the master suite along with additional bedrooms and bathrooms.