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Here’s How an Old Warehouse Was Turned into a Sparkling Family Home!

The adaptive reuse of old structures is a wonderful way to save on both time and resources while keeping the rich heritage and past of the building alive. This is precisely the approach that Corben Architects took as they revamped an old and abandoned warehouse in Australia into a stylish modern home for a family of five. While much of the external façade of the warehouse and its roof trusses were left untouched due to the heritage issues, the interior was completely altered using a spacious central courtyard that enhances the family home both functionally and aesthetically.

Dining area and kitchen on the lower level of the industrial home

The central courtyard with a glass roof not only complements the industrial style of the warehouse residence with its large windows encased in dark, steel frames, but it also brings in a flood of natural light that filters through into every room of the elegant house. Sweeping, large spaces, an open plan living area with a unique kitchen and dining room, and bedrooms that offer ample privacy complete this amazing renovation. Contemporary minimalism is combined with industrial charm as additions such as the concrete kitchen island, custom black kitchen shelves, and intricate wooden walls provide visual intrigue at every turn.

Empty warehouse in Australia urned into a lovely family home

Central courtyard brings in ample natural light

Large glass doors and windows create seamless interface between interior and courtyard

Interior of the industrial home built around a sweeping central courtyard

Living area of the Aussie home with unique decor

Open living area of the industrial home with sweeping spaces

Stylish and ingenious way to add color to the home

Unique courtyard design brings light and freshness into the industrial home

The living room maintains the high space of the original warehouse by retaining the existing roof trusses. The original brickwork of the external wall has been exposed and the existing concrete floor polished, giving a further hint of its industrial past. The main entrance and stair have been encapsulated by a piece of black and walnut joinery, providing useful storage and containing the air conditioning units.

Wooden dining tables stands in contrast to the concrete kitchen island

Custom concrete kitchen island with a black backdrop

Imaginative kitchen island design that reflects the industrial style of the home

Minimal kitchen design with industrial touches

Custom crafted black box acts as entrance to the private levels

Dark bedroom accent wall in black

Bathroom walls bring texture and contrast to the space

Smart family area with plush orange couch

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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