If you want to see an Edwardian dream home with a modern touch, you should check out Architect Clare Cousin’s Home. Clare Cousin gave another perspective to her family’s home which is like sneaking a peek to her heart and mind as I look at this modern home revived. This is where her priorities, strong liking and talents were poured down and resulted to a beautifully harmonious modern architecture.
I love the living room by the fireplace because it evokes a feeling of belongingness and of warm accommodation. It is located on Melbourne’s Prahran and its frontage took on a touch of being adventurous. I would like to highlight the boundary-pushing extension with its detached studio. I love how it looks as it is pleasing and not overly modern. In fact, it looks like a sculptural art and I must say the extension looked like a beautiful painting as the living room’s background.
If we look at it visually, the design is set by perfectly implemented house floor plans of the built garage and studio at the rear end. The studio had the fourth bedroom installed so guests can use it but it could also be a place for teenage hangout or even home office. The exterior screening – which I believe is the focal point of design – gave the house a sense of privacy while filtering the rays of the sun.
Clare’s vision had this concept developed and in the sense gave rise to the house extension. The layout did not follow a linear floor plan but instead it took a dip on the garden while wrapping around it. I must say that the design is like a leap of faith – a test, an exploration and finally a push to boundaries and beyond. The curved glass wall maintained the communication between the interiors and the garden but it also invited the abundance of natural light from north and enhanced the surface area of the architecture.
The interior design is definitely chic and stylish but the sense of artwork did not leave the premise. Instead, the modern sculptural sense from the exteriors remained and continued its way inwards. I could sense the warmth within this house and overall it is inspirational.
I couldn’t help but noticed how Clare rendered the living spaces seamless. In fact, it looks as though the spaces were overlapping one another to heighten the functionality of the home. This looks neither a luxury villa nor a country-side home but everything in between.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 13 September, 2012