It is not easy to design a home that is not just great to live in, but also smart enough to save energy and conserve natural resources. When Dixie and Sam decided to renovate their home in a smart fashion and to integrate another structure to ensure that three generations lived under the same roof without any hassles, they turned Oli Scholz and Simone Vinall of Scholzvinall. The resultant solution is the integration of two different homes into one eco-friendly structure that has various features like rainwater harvesting, green garden and solar installations along with spacious and dynamic interiors.
Much of the original ‘rustic’ charm of the house is still preserved along with the use of modern kitchen and bathroom installations that bring in contemporary charm. The stainless steel kitchen tops along with colorful shelves, flowing spaces that create a sense of spaciousness, polished concrete flooring and floor-to-ceiling glass windows make the home perfect for young and old alike.
Used by three generations, the two integrated homes provide enough privacy for all of its denizens and with more space left for addition of shelves and wardrobes, the owners of the home expect to see more improvements in the years to come. With décor that is crafted from raw wood tones and art work ensemble crafted by local artists, this Adelaide home is all about resourcefulness at its elegant best!
Photographs by Jeni Lee