For a month now, I have been receiving newsletters from HomeDsgn and I have never fallen in love with any other house like this one. For a Gemini woman, I’d love a house that looks fantastic but not too overwhelming, offbeat but still homey, and this is the perfect one for me.
Let me give you guys a quick home tour around a cool residence in Perth Australia. Designed by The Rural Building Company, this house called “The Bletchley Loft” blends modern and rustic designs into an elegant Anthropologie-ish home.
As you walk in, you’ll instantly notice the extensive floor to ceiling elevation as well as the vast space consisting of the kitchen, dining room and living room. It is carefully filled in with wood, metal and marble elements, along with the smart contrast of loud prints and earthy tones. Aside from projecting a cool view of the outdoor environment, the glass walls create a bright and airy feel to the whole interior.
From a bright and welcoming interior, the family room and bedroom gets a little more private and intimate with a splash of prints and red hues, which are amplified by the gray walls.
With a symmetrical washroom lined with marble walls, the bathroom is kept immaculately clean with white walls and marble counters with wooden cabinets. The antique accents are kept to a minimum but still adds to the cool minimalistic vibe of the space.
Consisting of rattan furniture and white cushions, the home’s alfresco creates a perfect spot for outdoor conversations. It is also strategically adjacent to the kitchen, so meals would be easily served.
The Bletchley Loft by The Rural Building Company:
“The Bletchley Loft takes everything that is unique about a Rural Building Company home and incorporates it in a very modern design to suit either a rural or suburban setting.
This spacious two-storey family home boasts a striking elevation that casts a unique angular perspective, no matter which way you look at it.
The modern exterior showcases the harmonious relationship that can be achieved using a mixture of materials and finishes, including carved in-stone features, dark-stained timbers, texture-coated rendered external walls, Scyon Axon cladding and a Colorbond roof.
When you step inside The Bletchley Loft, the expansive interior could be likened to a barn-sized space with light, bright free-form living that seamlessly connects the kitchen, dining and lounge areas.
Upstairs on the second level, the secluded master retreat overlooks the voluminous living space below through full-height glass and boasts views out of the highlight windows. Not to be outdone, the double ensuite has been designed to complement how couples interact in the morning and features a generous walk-in robe.
At the other end of the home on the lower level, all three of the large children’s bedrooms flow into the activity room, which acts as a central hub and allows the parents to keep a watchful eye from the kitchen and alfresco.
If you’re building on a large open block or just value your privacy, you’ll love the alfresco that’s enclosed on three sides to provide protection from the elements. What’s more, there’s a big bi-fold window that can be opened to create a servery to and from the kitchen.
The Bletchley Loft is a home that must be experienced first-hand to be truly appreciated.”
Photo credits: Joel Barbitta