Concrete is used wherever necessary but it seems like the designers have mostly preferred wood with the one used on the outside being more resistant to the rough weather that can hit the region once in a while. The interiors seem simple and elegant and situated at Østhusvik the Dalene cabin offers 120 square meters of private and tranquil escape from the hustle of city life.
A well-appointed rooftop lounge area gives you a specious gathering area for celebrations or a relaxing time beneath the stars. The dark wood beneath your feet invites you to shed your shoes and socks and soak up the warmth of the sun captured by the flooring.
The common theme of the home seems to be a rustic charm and uniqueness that comes wrapped in soft colors and a touch of contemporary style; something that seems all too natural for a Nordic setting and style!
Designed to the highest specifications by architects Bates Smart the penthouse that sits atop the award-winning Melburnian building on St Kilda Road is one of the finest inner city living spaces in Australia. The wrap-around observation deck gives unbroken vistas of Melbourne’s central business district the Royal Botanical Gardens and Port Philip.
The interiors largely follow a sleek and almost minimalist trend that seems absolutely apt for the apartment while the completely neutral shades offer a serene setting. The large floral design on one of the walls in the living area presents an interesting and appealing contrast as well. The bedrooms sport modern furnishings and come loaded with plenty of accessories to charm upon entering the room and the kids’ bedroom seems to incorporate an extra dash of color here and there.
This beautiful beach house was meant for architect David Berridge who has spent the last 30 years in New York City. But the fond memories of childhood on the beaches in New Zealand has meant that the Otama Beach House has been designed to replicate that feeling and nostalgia as the architect intends to now spend some time down under.
On the top floor is a ‘Planter Screen’ which acts as a wall that ensures privacy while also growing little shrubs and vegetation which bring freshness to the home. The Maximum Garden House itself was designed with the specific purpose of letting the parents in the house keep a constant eye on the kids even if they are not in the same room.