Sitting on a the central courtyard of the house defines the spatial arrangement internally with light flowing into every room on both the ground and upper levels. A double height living space with neutral color palette is enlivened using pastel hues and a touch of green goodness.
The old backyard building that occupied much the space in the rear was done away with in favor of an open and inviting garden. The kitchen on one side of the home and the living area on the other have direct access to the outdoor sitting area and deck even as a simple and elegant staircase leads to the top level.
It is the playful pitched roof of the house that steals the show and draws your attention almost instantly even as the gray exterior of the residence gives it a contemporary and polished aura.
Sustainability and energy-saving features are a key aspect of the renovation with solar panels rainwater collection system adjustable external louvres and smart home automation systems creating a ‘greener and cleaner’ residence.
Instead of completely demolishing the old house and building a new one the smart remodeling saves both time and resources while preserving and enriching the historic appeal of the Ocotea House. Nestled in the bright and sunny beachside suburb of Melbourne Australia the Gable House is a modern revamp of a that ushers in plenty of natural light even while giving the interior a contemporary upgrade.
Passive heating and cooling were used to create a more thermally stable interior that did not rely on artificial heating and cooling systems while a flood of natural light cuts back the necessity of artificial lighting during daytime. A new mezzanine level with skylights brings additional ventilation even as an efficient and space-savvy workspace sits snugly below.