Planning your home around a lovely courtyard where each room is visually connected with it is a great way to create a relaxing and rejuvenating vibe indoors. Of course it’s a lot easier said than done and often courtyards end up being either too constrained or far too artificial to really add that outdoorsy charm to your home. But the lovely designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects showcases how to design a home around a sensational courtyard that promises to offer a relaxing hangout after a hard day’s work.
It is the double-height living room on the lower level that morphs into the heart and soul of the home with the dining area and kitchen on one side and the open outdoors on the other. Connected with the backyard pool area and the sweeping deck it has a relaxing outdoorsy feel and the open design with large glass doors and windows enhances this airy ambiance.
The idea behind the project was simple enough in principle but far harder to execute. The harsh weather of the region meant that the new home needed the right insulation and an air circulation system that kept the interiors fresh while keeping the heat indoors.
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.
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!