Don’t judge a book by its cover is probably the most used saying you can ever encounter but that is still proven true over and over again. This time, it is true in this house that looks like an abandoned building outside but a stylish home inside.
While many aspire for a house that can attract others just by its outside appearance, there is this one person who chose to make his house look “ugly” on the outside for entirely valid reasons.
Australian architect Raffaelo Rosselli is the man behind this unusual design of this studio apartment with an office inside.
At a glance, this house located in the inner-city suburb of Redfern, Sydney, one can easily conclude that the place must be an abandoned warehouse as it is composed of rusty GI sheets that seem to have been placed together just to form a structure. But, according to Dezeen, it was Rosselli’s decision to retain the old structure of the building so that it can serve as a reminder of the industrial past of the area where it is located.
He started this renovation project by replacing the old skeleton with a modern timber frame. The old cladding was then re-attached.
Because the old structure had no windows, he made sure to give space for the new windows while the renovation was on-going.
While he made an effort to keep the exterior as untouched as possible, it was a different story as to the interior of the house. Smooth white walls are what welcome one when they step inside the house. Also, the ceiling which is made of PVC ceiling panels are just so lovely to look at.
As for the stairs leading to its second floor, it was as if it was made as a pathway to heaven because of its white with an accent of brown design.
The house which was located in a formerly industrial neighborhood in Sydney now serves as a memorabilia of an otherwise forgotten part of their history.