Old Defense Barracks Turned into Modern Living Spaces: Mosman House
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Old Defense Barracks Turned into Modern Living Spaces: Mosman House


The Mosman House was created by Australian architects Popov Bass and its story speaks about the transformation of an old, run down construction into a fabulous contemporary residence. The three-story residence borrowing the name of the wealthy Sydney suburb it is part of – Mosman – was formerly used as defense barracks. From its early days, the contemporary home was an imposing structure and the renovation transformed it into a neutrally colored architectural expression of comfort and high-end living. The property in Sydney, Australia, exploits contemporary architecture for the benefit of the inhabitants. By renovating an old barrack, the architects wanted “to reveal the richness of materials through clarity of assembly“, so they built an astonishing rectangular concrete shell supporting a steel-framed roof vault. All the other spaces are arranged as follows: “The house accommodates 5 bedrooms over 3 storeys. The children’s bedrooms, playroom and garage are accommodated on the lower ground level, with the living areas and master suite on the upper-ground entrance level. The uppermost level accommodates the library. The plan is a clear linear arrangement where living spaces and bedrooms open to the North, with service areas and amenities to the South.” The sketches at the end of the post will help in better understanding the floor plan for each level. Who knows, inspiration might strike!

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