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Contemporary Avatar of Terrace Home in Melbourne Flooded with White and Light!

Finding space in a neighborhood that is packed with long and narrow terrace houses in the suburban sprawl of Melbourne can be a tricky affair. It is a task that demands balance, ingenuity and a degree of restraint. Combining all these with unique aesthetics is the fabulous Carlton Terrace that has been recently revamped by Windust Architects x Interiors. This multi-level makeover improves the interior with a new living area, dining room and kitchen on the lower level that open up towards the deck outside. A new, upper level contains the bedrooms along with two bedrooms on the existing part of the ground floor.

Contemporary terrace house makeover in inner suburb of Melbourne

The distinct appearance of the top level is created using glass panels and galvanized ladder frame that is clad with single dot perforated flat plate aluminum. This gives the home a vibrant modern look with plenty of textural contrast. This inimitable approach to textural contrast and design is carried indoors with smooth Venetian finishes standing next to custom ribbed walls in an effortless manner. Natural light and a neutral color scheme anchored in white bring a cheerful and contemporary appeal even as a lovely wooden deck and green wall complete the outdoor retreat. [Photography: Michael Kai]

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Modern makeover of classic terrace home in Melbourne
Light-filled and inviting lower level dining connected to the wooden deck outside
New dining and living area connected with the rear deck
Fabulous modern kitchen in white with plenty of storage options
Smart bench with storage creates visually connectivity with the deck outside

In the wet area, the owners wanted a robust, yet restrained palette. Long lasting and natural in tone. The extensive use of long sheet porcelain for the splash back, benchtops, TV unit and outside bench reveal and versatile material quick to blend in with its context. Internally, polished concrete floors and porcelain tiles wrap up the robust and low maintenance palette.

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Large mirror in the bedroom gives the room a more spacious appeal
Contemporary bathroom in gray with ample natural light
Minimal bathroom vanity and mirror idea
Minimal modern bathroom in white and gray
Single dot perforated flat plate aluminum panels give the top level a unique look
Unique home moves away from its past with a dashing contemporary avatar

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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