This Melbourne Residence Marries Rustic and Contemporary Details

By: Jana Pijak - Aug 3, 2015
References: clarecousins.au & archiscene.net
This Flinders Lane residence in Melbourne, Australia is an eco apartment that is finished with natural wood materials. The space also features countless window openings that bathe it with natural light.

Thanks to it natural finishes, this eco apartment boasts a warm feel and features compartmentalized elements that make the most of a small space. Opting for linear details, this home's designers -- the team from Clare Cousins Architects -- strategically configures its interior, ensuring that its kitchen and living area are connected despite of limited square footage.

Using various partitions -- whether added for room division or privacy -- the team also creates a cozy bedroom in the apartment that can be closed off from the rest of its living space with the help of a sliding door.