Australian Seaside Modern Home
A young Australian family from Sydney who wished to expand and modernize their home selected Alloi as the architect and builder.
A private front yard home extension is created through a unique and considerate facade design. The home speaks to the neighborhood with an interplay of connectivity and privacy, solace, and excitement with a modest board-form concrete planter encasing a majestic olive tree and Mexican feather grass.
The interior space flows into the exterior by way of a new large sliding door system, in a matte black finish, which doubles the size of the living room.
The existing kitchen living and dining spaces were built in the 1950s as segmented and dark spaces. The Alloi team carefully designed the opening of spaces such that the kitchen became open to the dining with a 25ft long integrated counter that transforms a flexible space for working from home or homework.
A zone for music
Adjacent to the living room the family’s music zone is on display.
Porosity and privacy
Western red cedar slats intersected by a thin steel oculus extend past the facade, inviting beachside breezes into the home and provide subtle privacy from neighbors.
A post-war Los Angles home meets a modern exterior patio space in a beachside community.