Drouin , Australia , VIC, 3818
A modern take on a Scandinavian Barn, this custom-built home is a unique creation.
The design is simple whilst remaining extremely functional, for family life.
At the heart of the home is an open planned living area, with design elements of both a rustic and refined nature. Most notably is its pitched roof with exposed rafters, which are supported by six stunning, whitewashed cypress pine posts.
The centerpiece of this functional space adjoining the kitchen and dining area, is a double-sided wood fireplace enhanced with a timber mantle and space-saving woodstack. The combination of these features brings to life a cosy and welcoming space that anyone might be happy to inhabit, all year round.
Large double glazed windows in each room, seamlessly tie the exterior landscape and interior of the home together.
The contrast of the dark exterior, is striking against the minimalist interior, achieved through the use of light and bright colours in the living and sleeping quarters. The incorporation of natural timber features and soft, pastel textiles into the décor, adds a warmth that truly transforms this house into a home.
Altogether, this home tastefully meets each of the “house rules” – Simplicity – Minimalism and Functionality which embody Scandinavian Design, a movement which flourished in the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) in the 1950s and has made a massive comeback in the present day, particularly with those favouring bright and practical décor.