Giving a brick dwelling from the 1970’s a brand new appeal Bijl Architecture transformed the in Mosman Australia into cheerful and inviting contemporary home filled with natural light. The task presented a unique set of challenges that went beyond mere aesthetics as the home was nestled on the edge of a national park and integrating it with the greenery outside was an essential part of the makeover. The original brick structure was left largely untouched on the outside with the new addition in gray on the top level adding visual contrast and a hint of modernity to the classic edifice.
The concrete staircase in the living room acts as an aesthetic and symbolic element with the small kitchen in the corner and the smart lighting fixtures complementing the overall theme and visual aura. Triangles and dodecagons inside the home also point to the sun metaphorically while ushering in geometric style and contrast. When it comes to modern homes in 2016 House of the Sun is truly one of the most unique and impressive works!
A box-like rear extension is connected to the garden and deck outside using large sliding glass doors even as the private spaces sit cozily on the top level. Nifty storage units hidden cabinets and efficient wardrobes in the bedrooms complete an alteration that is both pleasing and practical.