A home designed for a modern family of five the AN House in Brazil is all about that perfect synergy between a spacious interior and even more inviting outdoors! With a central courtyard that is surrounded by the U-shaped design of the house privacy is never an issue at this large Brazilian home.
This effect is even more profound in case of natural light and the in is a perfect example of how creative design can usher in sunlight into the most improbable places! Designed by Ben Callery Architects the rear extension of this narrow brick house in Melbourne relies on a roof that curves towards the sky to fill its living area with sunlight.
It is the rear extension though that steals the show with its bright and beautiful demeanor that acts as a bridge between classic and contemporary styles. Frameless glazing oak and brick shape the new addition that now contains the kitchen and dining space.
It is the ingenious convex curve of the roof along with the clerestory windows that instantly grab your attention as you enter the new rear extension that opens up towards the garden and the extended wooden deck.
A large house can give the impression that it’s looming over the low picket fence making it appear even smaller than it is. Color-coordinated with a fence on the porch this white picket fence contrasts the house with its short height! A tall white house built in a Victorian style looks like it escaped out of a dream! The whole setting is absolutely magical and greatly perfected by the white picket fence that carries a bit of a vintage style itself!
White is the color of choice inside and that barely comes as a surprise in a region where Scandinavian style and aesthetics hold sway. Gentle pastel hues shelving that extends all the way up to the ceiling and space-savvy hidden cabinets complete this relaxing and charming Hanko home.
A series of folding glass doors with dark frame delineate the interior from the outdoor hangout even while allowing light to flow through unhindered. The innovative roof does the rest as it brings the northern sunlight while giving the open plan living kitchen and dining a more spacious and breezy ambiance.