It seems like structures from the 1800s have plenty of takers as this old Water Tower in originally built in 1877 now plays host to a stunning contemporary home that offers some amazing views of this cosmopolitan city. and added a sleek and audacious ‘glass box’ to the original structure that houses the living area on the lower level and four spacious bedrooms on the upper level. The interior is kept simple and minimal with white dominating the landscape.
The entire residence has the ambiance of a relaxed retreat surrounded by idyllic farms and hills that become a part of the interior thanks to the use of large openings. Much of the original stone structure and the trusses that support the roof were preserved and they remind you of the home’s historic past.
The first thing you notice as you step off of the elevator that opens directly into the penthouse is the soaring glass atrium that allows sunlight to flood the entire apartment. The design’s musical references become more and more apparent as your eye traces the rich wood of the floor and dramatic fret-like staircase that mimics the neck of a violin.
While the initial proposal was to chop off the beautiful old trees to create a more spacious and centrally placed residence the homeowners thought otherwise. In came Prentiss Architects who designed a home that preserved the existing greenery while delivering a comfy elegant living space.
Australia is quickly turning into a hotbed for some of the most amazing renovations projects on the planet. But most of these are Victorian or Edwardian homes that need a modern facelift. Not this one though as Bagnato Architects turned an 1892 Anglican church into a stunning contemporary home.