We cannot believe that this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath resort house in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia by Bower Architecture started as a simple single-storey 1970s house! This special oasis features super chic interior design ideas — all of the amenities of a luxurious spa and a fabulous hotel, but with the sensible design of a comfortable family home.
Perfect for entertaining and relaxing, the interaction between the indoor and outdoor areas really makes this modern design pop! Neutral rugs and judiciously placed throw pillows give the kitchen/family room combination a warm touch. The dried flower arrangement is a wonderful addition—echoing the veins of the marble countertop, providing decoration without sacrificing attention to lines and flow.
The 2 bathrooms are refreshingly sunny and airy, keeping with the high-scale resort feel.
The furniture consistently displays a fresh, clean look while retaining comfort as the top priority. Small rugs and accent pieces show off the main hallway, which is the perfect place for the homeowners in Melbourne, Australia, to store their prized collection.
The fabulous 3 bedroom, 2 bath Resort House offers many possibilities, many of which may involve lounging by the backyard pool! What a treat!
From the architects’ description:
The spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath resort house in melbourne is a transformation project. A dark, run-down suburban house was turned into a hidden oasis with lots of natural light and indoor and outdoor spaces that flow into each other.
Having bought the existing house for its rear north-facing garden, the owner wanted a series of social living spaces with a resort feel, to be enjoyed with family and friends. The new design simplifies the original plan through the insertion of a high entry gallery and relocates living areas to the rear (north) across both floor levels. The louvred windows around the gallery softly light the owners’ art collection with light from the south and let air flow through the house so that it can “breathe.”
At first floor level (the children’s domain), a large cantilevered deck overhangs the alfresco area and is connected to the pool via an external spiral staircase. Extensive operable glazing on the northern facade, as well as a continuous flow of timber, concrete, stone, and marble, heighten the focus on the garden and pool and blur the lines between building and landscape.
The resulting a 3 bedroom 2 bath resort house in melbourne is a place rich in possibilities and joy, enveloping its inhabitants in a sunny, social sanctuary that embraces the surroundings and thrives in the Australian climate.