Did you ever desire to live in a house that connects to nature no matter how modern it looks?
We are pretty sure that everyone would like to live in a home where there are trees and a garden. Nothing beats being around nature especially if you work in the busy streets of the city. Seeing plants and trees a good way to relax our eyes and our mind.
So what is the solution?
For homes with small floor area, they add some plants in the interior. Others even create a mini interior garden by putting potted plants together in one area. Some prefer to use the balcony or terrace to add plants to their home. As a result, their balcony turns out really beautiful even if it is small like the inspiring list we featured before.
Is that all we can do?
Of course not! There are many different ways to do it. For homes that are blessed with a spacious lot, a courtyard is a perfect answer. Others allocate a big space for a yard so that they can include a pool, a gazebo, and other structures. But others only have a small courtyard which is actually enough to meet a homeowner’s need.
This is what we will see in the Courtyard House located in Australia. Obviously, it is named that way because of its courtyard. What is interesting about the house is that the structure wraps around the central courtyard. Yes, you got it right! The courtyard is located at the center of the house! Isn’t that impressive?
But aside from the courtyard, the interior of the home is very nice too. The living spaces event seamlessly connects to that courtyard making it possible to breathe fresh air and see the relaxing greens in the garden even when you are inside the home.
Want to see what we are talking about? Take a look below.
Designer: FIGR. Architecture & Design
Number of Levels: One-storey
Unique feature: The house made use of dark brick for its exterior but aside from that, it has a beautiful interior design and a central courtyard.
Dark brown brick runs horizontally on the home adding appeal to the exterior. This house wraps around a central courtyard that brings nature into the home.
Elongated brown brick, which is a reminder of this once working class suburb, features on both the exterior and throughout the interior of the home, like in the entryway.
Inside the home, you quickly realize how open the interior is to the landscaped courtyard that sits in the middle of the home, making the house a true indoor/ outdoor living environment.
Back inside, a timber batten ceiling contrasts the white concrete floor, keeping the interiors light and airy. A black wall in the living helps to define the space in the large open room.
This is another living room in the lower level of the house which has a large rug that defines the space. It has shelving that is built into the space beneath the stairs. There is also a bar with stool seating behind the sofa.
Opposite the living room is the dining room and kitchen. Light wood dining table and chairs compliment the ceiling and tie in with the kitchen.
In the kitchen, white cabinets are paired with a stone backsplash and countertop, while the light wood island has space for seating and open shelving on one end.
In the bathroom, large dark tiles have been paired with small white tiles and touches of wood to create a contemporary look.
In the bedroom, the walls and flooring have been kept light. The dark gray upholstered headboard and the black lamp create contrast, and the light wood nightstand ties in with the other wood elements in the home.
Isn’t it nice to have a home like this wherein you can connect with nature anytime you want? Seeing the green ground covering makes us feel relaxed. It would also be a good spot to relax under the skies.
This house from FIGR. Architecture & Design is another inspiring modern home that has a unique facade. With an architecture like this, it sure is a head-turner for people who will pass by the home. But aside from the home’s exterior, its interior is equally impressive. It isn’t just the open layout that made it beautiful which results into a good flow of traffic inside but it also has some furniture and decors that make it look cozier and more inviting. Another positive thing about the home is the courtyard. Everyone wants to own a garden or a courtyard and this house managed to incorporate that to its design. How about you, can you tell me what you like most in this Courtyard House?
from wildecom builders feed http://homedesignlover.com/architecture/dark-brick-courtyard-house-features-central-courtyard/