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Living by the Clouds with McBride Charles Ryan

Have you ever dream about living in the sky clouds near to your dreams? That is exactly the feeling when you are inside the Cloud House by McBride Charles Ryan.

From the street nobody says this could be their dream house. The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North, which makes it even better. After many additions and modifications it combines the history of a century house with the most modern updates in design.  The facade was left to demonstrate the respect for the neighbors and for the evolution of the character of the area.

When you’re walking through the house, is like you will be having distinct and unexpected experiences.  The parts of the house that belongs to the original structure are painted in white and united by a exotic floral hallway carpet.

During the journey through the hallway we will end in a disintegrated red coloured box. It’s the heart of the property, combining the old part to the new one. Here you will have the kitchen which acts as a bridge linking the major spaces.

A cloud-shaped extrusion is the unexpected final space. Following the form of a child-like impression of a cloud it is a playful addition where family and friends can eat and have fun surrounded by the curved form.

The cloud conforms to setback regulations without appearing obviously determined by them. The extrusion creates a dramatic interior language where walls merge seamlessly with the floor and ceiling.

The craftsmanship is remarkable through all the house. While the geometry is playful, the extrusion is essentially a contemporary barrel vault. The Silver lining in th cloud makes the final touch. Now get into your dreams and live by the clouds.


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