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Modern Home Architecture At Its Best - If only neighbors knew what's behind those old walls ...

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Andrew Maynard Architects are the designers behind this gorgeous modern addition to a Victorian home in Melbourne, Australia. The inspired architecture of Vader House 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. Andrew Maynard Architects
photo credit: Peter Bennetts

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Posted by Lydia on March 1, 2009 4:59 PM
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