A midcentury house in Australia was remodeled by Bower Architecture in 2014. The owners wanted to keep the unmistakable character of the 1960s, but give the house a new, more modern touch. The front of the house was only refreshed, the interior and garden were modernized. Two design elements create the connection between the ages – gray and Wood for terrace and interior.
Wood for terrace and modern garden design – house in Australia
The living space is extended by the terrace, which is partly covered from the upper floor and can be used from spring to autumn. This is separated almost seamlessly by lift-and-slide doors made of glass and offers direct access to the beautiful, modern garden. Outside there is a rectangular pool and lounge area included.
Wood for the terrace and interior – modern, cozy and stylish
The terrace ensures optimal comfort – decking, comfortable weatherproof upholstered furniture and a fireplace ensure a feeling of well-being and real enjoyment during the warm season.
Spacious inner garden with pool and lounge area
The theme of “gray and wood” is pursued in the interior. The furniture is simple, functional and comfortable – a wonderful example of contemporary user-oriented design. As a reminder of the 1960s, there are handleless built-in cupboards in the living room and in the open kitchen. These create a uniform wood look that looks modern and at the same time looks like wall cabinets from the past.
Wood for terrace partially covered from the upper floor
Wood for the terrace and external spiral staircase leads to the upper floor
Wood for the terrace as an extension of the interior
Wood for the terrace and modern outdoor fireplace
Modern decorative fireplace integrated in the partition
Design living room modern and stylish – in white, gray and elements made of wood
Mini-bar and wall shelves in a light wood look
Minimalist, modern wood kitchen and shades of gray
Gray tiles as flooring in the modern, open kitchen
Spacious, light-flooded dining room
Small open area for grilling separated from the living room by sliding doors
Modern hallway – gray tiles, dark wall paint and art picture in bright colors
Modern bathroom – gray tiles, wooden wall cladding and skylights
Plan and floor plan of the first floor
Plan and floor plan of the second floor
Side view of the house
* Project of remodeling a single family home in Australia from Bower Architecture