Nestled in Radisson Heights – Albert Park was designed by Studio North to showcase how an old residence can easily accommodate three compact homes even while holding a relaxing and practical greenhouse!
Get past the striking rammed earth walls at the entrance and you see a large and beautiful living space that feels even more airy thanks to the sixteen foot high ceiling. Kitchen and dining room sit on one side of this grand living area along with the study spaces while the master bedroom wing is place on the other side.
It is one thing to turn a forgotten old home into a cheerful and comfortable setting suited to the needs of a modern family. But the task becomes much more challenging when you need to convert a mid-century bungalow into a trio of modest dwellings along with a cool solarium at the heart of it all.
But this Californian home is about a lot more than just creating a fun and fabulous social setting. Smart technologies like the green roof photovoltaic panels that also offer shade for the lower level heat reduction and energy-saving features transform it into a sustainable and eco-friendly hub. The 12KW solar panels can power the home completely even as automatic sensors cut down on waste of electricity even further. A smart home for the evolving urban family!
A titled wooden ceiling creates a progressively spacious living area on the lower level with a striking metallic staircase ushering in contemporary sculptural charm. Three bedrooms with bathrooms a sleek kitchen mezzanine level that offers brilliant views of the scenery outside and two expansive decks complete this Californian getaway that leaves minimal eco-impact.
If the 90’s were all about rigid cubicles and an intentional disconnect from immediate surroundings the last decade has turned this around completely with open inviting interior design. Finding that ideal balance between privacy and openness coupled with smart indoor-outdoor interplay is what you get at the cheerful in Venice.
Each outdoor space seems like a continuation of the interior and a neutral color palette crafted using white painted gypsum wall board adds to this cheerful and breezy ambiance. There is no lack of natural light indoors as skylights and large windows make their presence felt in every room.