How This Abandoned House Was Reborn Into A Beautiful Home
Whether you’re designing your own home or just renovating an old one, there’s one simple detail that will always be important when doing so. We’ll have to admit that going back to the basics will always be the key to designing a home that really feels like home. Let’s take a look at this beautifully renovated home called the Boston Villa which was once just an abandoned house in Melbourne, Australia.
Lighting will always be important no matter what due to its ability to set the atmosphere of a home. Even if a house were to have the loveliest furniture, or the most appealing combination of colors and the most impressive of architecture, lighting can make or break the overall feel of the home.
Here it was explained that the architects had to take down sections of the walls in order to make room for windows and other means for there to be natural light. This gives a warm and bright mood to the home, as opposed to its once dark and gloomy setting. The generous number of wide and tall windows and skylights all allow for a healthy helping of sunlight into the house. The difference is night and day, literally.
Because the clients wanted a sustainable home as well, Nest Architects included a number of features that reduce the house’s overall footprint. The concrete slab foundation effectively controls heat loss, and internal thermal blinds coupled with low-E glass fend off heat from the sun. The architects used recycled fittings and fixtures in every room; additionally, all the plywood and timber came from recycled sources. Low-voltage lighting and appliances with five-star energy ratings further reduce the amount of electricity consumed.
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