Shakin Stevens House: Modern Meets Victorian House in Green Tone
Located in Melbourne, Australia, the residence known as the Shakin Stevens House is designed by Matt Gibson Architecture and Design. The conceptual drive for the interior of this house is the result of the owner’s needs to be better connected to “green” spaces ,increase the openness and blend indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. The Shakin Stevens House in Melbourne is a house of two faces; viewed from the front, one sees a traditional heritage house with a green front entrance door. Behind it, a contemporary, open and free-flowing property makes you almost forget about the house’s Victorian heritage. [source]
Using large glass spaces, the architects created unobstructed views of the backyard garden from all areas of the house making a tangible link to the green spaces. Based on owner’s request “a predominantly white interior with a feature highlight color”, the whole house has white interior and various green as highlight which seamless connect the inside with the surroundings. Some new material and technologies(passive temperature regulation, insulation, solar protection, grey water system, recycled timber flooring and decking) are used to make this house a Eco-friendly “green house” as well. Really impressive example of “Modern Meets Victorian” villa.