The Doorzien House by Bijl Architecture

Bijl Architecture have designed a modern extension and interior renovation for a house that's located in Sydney, Australia. #ModernHouse #ModernInteriorDesign #Architecture

Photography by Katherine Lu

 

Bijl Architecture have designed a modern extension and interior renovation for a house that’s located in Sydney, Australia.

The brief from the clients was to create a home where “in crossing the threshold, the past was to be left behind”, and where interconnected yet separate living spaces should be experienced simultaneously.

 

Bijl Architecture have designed a modern extension and interior renovation for a house that's located in Sydney, Australia. #AustralianArchitecture

Photography by Katherine Lu

Once inside the home, it quickly becomes apparent that there are modern elements, like the glass elements – skylights, glass flooring, highlight panels and balustrading – that have been used to create an open and bright interior.


This modern house uses glass elements – skylights, glass flooring, highlight panels and balustrading – to create an open and bright interior. #GlassFloor #Skylights #ModernInterior

Photography by Katherine Lu

Located off the hallway is the master suite, with its own ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet.


This modern house uses glass elements – skylights, glass flooring, highlight panels and balustrading – to create an open and bright interior. #GlassFloor #Skylights #ModernInterior

Photography by Katherine Lu

In the ensuite bathroom, there’s a dark chevron patterned backsplash and floor, while hidden lighting highlights the mirror.


In this modern master ensuite bathroom, there's a dark chevron patterned backsplash and floor, while hidden lighting highlights the mirror. #EnsuiteBathroom #ChevronFloor #ModernBathroom #Lighting

Photography by Katherine Lu

In the walk-in closet, dark cabinetry has been combined with bronze hardware.


In this modern walk-in closet, dark cabinetry has been combined with bronze hardware. #DarkCabinetry #BronzeHardware #WalkInClosetPhotography by Katherine Lu

At the end of the hallway, there’s the kitchen. Black cabinetry lines the wall, while a white island and a section of white cabinetry help to keep the kitchen bright.


In this modern kitchen, black cabinetry lines the wall, while a white island and a section of white cabinetry help to keep the kitchen bright. #BlackAndWhite #Kitchen #ModernKitchen #KitchenDesign

Photography by Katherine Lu

The kitchen opens up to have views of the living room and dining area. Black steel cross beams contrast the bright white walls, while the dining room is positioned to take advantage of the sweeping views.


In this modern interior, black steel cross beams contrast the bright white walls, while the dining room is positioned to take advantage of the sweeping views. #SteelBeams #OpenPlan #DiningRoom #Windows

Photography by Katherine Lu

Here’s a closer look at the custom designed built-in shelving unit that’s featured in the dining area.


This modern home features a custom designed dark wood shelving unit, and on the floor is a glass section that lets light travel through to the level below. #GlassFloor #Shelving

Photography by Katherine Lu

Skylights above the stairs filter natural light through to the lower level of the house.


In this modern house, skylights above the stairs filter natural light through to the lower level of the home. #Skylights #ModernInterior #SteelBeams

Photography by Katherine Lu

Cantilevering stairs with wood treads and a steel balustrade lead down to the lower level of the home. Underneath the stairs is desk with a wood work surface that’s large enough for two people.


Cantilevering stairs with wood treads and a steel balustrade lead down to the lower level of this modern house. Underneath the stairs is desk with a wood work surface that's large enough for two people. #ModernStairs #CantileveredStairs #HomeOffice

Photography by Katherine Lu

The lower level of the home opens up to a spotted gum wood deck set up for outdoor dining, and positioned to take in the Sydney Harbour view.


The lower level of this modern house opens up to a spotted gum wood deck set up for outdoor dining, and positioned to take in the Sydney Harbour view. #ModernHouse #WoodDeck #FoldingGlassDoors

Photography by Katherine Lu

Looking back at the extension, bleacher-style steps extending the study and sitting room, forming a third living space.


This modern house has bleacher-style steps extending the study and sitting room, forming an additional living space. #ExteriorStairs #ModernHouse

Photography by Katherine Lu

The hallway on the lower level takes advantage of the natural light from the skylights and has views of the ridgeline 39 feet (12m) above.


The hallway on the lower level of this modern house takes advantage of the natural light from the skylights and has views of the ridgeline 39 feet (12m) above. #GlassCeiling #GlassFloor #Hallway

Photography by Katherine Lu

At the end of the hallway is the wine cellar. Dark custom joinery creates plenty of space for storing wine, books and glassware.


This modern wine cellar has dark custom joinery creates plenty of space for storing bottles, books and glassware. #WineCellar #WineStorage

Photography by Katherine Lu

Also on the lower floor of the home are two bedrooms and a bathroom. In the bathroom the same chevron pattern featured in the master ensuite bathroom, has also been used for this bathroom, while a vertical window in the shower looks out to the plants outside. The freestanding bathtub also has a window, however this one is frosted for additional privacy as on the other side of the window is a garden path.


This modern bathroom has a dark chevron patterned wall behind the freestanding bathroom and as a backsplash for the vanity. #Chevron #Bathroom #ModernBathroom

Photography by Katherine Lu | Architect: Bijl Architecture | Stormwater Engineering: Partridge | Structural Engineering: Cantilever Consulting Engineers | Landscape Architects: Ground Ink | Builders: SKOPE Constructions

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