Andrew Maynard Architects are the designers behind this gorgeous modern addition to a Victorian home in Melbourne, Australia. The inspired architecture of came by breaking a few rules. According to Andrew Maynard Architects, “The high boundary walls, built in disregard of existing height regulations long before such rules were created, permitted a non-standard height along the northern boundary. The roofline then abruptly turns to follow the dictated set-back lines, resulting in a playful and telling interpretation of planning rules.” This modern house design features huge expanses of glass that take the place of conventional walls, while traditionally exterior brick walls have become a fabulous trendy feature inside, reflecting the home’s modern, refined edge. The ultra-modern appeal continues in this home’s strong industrial style influences, such as its airy double-height living areas, the red-hot staircase, and cool steel chimneys. Light-filled living spaces blend practicality with high-end style. The home’s living, cooking, working and entertainment areas are all within view of one another. A playful use of color inside this contemporary house, along with the outdoor pool and al fresco courtyard, are an entertaining complement to the home’s sleek urban flavor.
photo credit: Peter Bennetts