Other than the mid 20th century Broadway musical and film what comes to mind when you hear the words “?” For most these two words invoke a deep longing for a several week holiday in paradise. Indeed the South Pacific is home to some of the most picturesque and popular vacation spots in the world including. These islands boast cloudless skies power-like sand and crystal clear waters full of tropical fish. In fact the South Pacific brings in tourists from around the globe all year long.
This beautiful 2-story residence in inner city Brisbane Australia is somewhat classic but still brings a dramatic modern twist. Shaun Lockyer Architects did a very good job designing this project as an addition to a mass-produced suburban type of house and developing it with originality.
They say that all work and no play makes one go dull and pale. But at the home of Lisa and Michael Rubenstein there is pretty much of things taking a turn towards the dull and the mundane. This beautiful modern home by TRG Architects is not only a delight to live in with its plush interiors that are clad in cozy comfort but even the outdoors is equally appealing. It brings out the fun-filled kid in everyone with its lush green backyard that provides ample space for outdoor activities.
The design of a floating box with well-defined edges and perfect symmetry seems to be popular with designers across the globe as we are seeing homes with similar design take shape in most of Europe Latin America and the US. That does not mean that each of them stops adding their own individual touch as the in Sao Paulo Brazil showcases. While the home itself looks like a beautiful floating box cast in concrete and wood there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
But is not just the spacious backyard that makes life here a constant vacation. The sleek and refreshing pool promises a cool dip every time things become a bit too hot to handle while a plethora of activities await you thanks to the mini-golf green paddle-tennis court and the bocce ball court. Yup this is pretty much like opening your backyard door and walking into a vacation at a cool resort.
The wooden folds that can be opened and closed at your will give the bedrooms in the top floor all the privacy that they need and also allow for ample natural ventilation during daytime. Neutral shades and the use of grays ensure that the interiors are chic and fashionable with décor being kept uncomplicated and elegant. The design of the pool also complements the basic structure beautifully while the ample patio space allows you to kick back and put your feet up after a long day’s work.
The home has a boxed-shaped design and the top level has been intentionally designed in such a way that it is 3 meters cantilevered over the rest of the base and that gives the home its distinctive look. The interiors have been revamped elegantly using wood in a very soft and pleasant shade while the extra space created now offers both better ventilation and also a larger sun deck. Simple and resourceful.