We love any project hat does much more than just turn an empty lot into a modern home. It takes a bit of creativity and right planning to transform a parking lot that previously housed 15 cars into a dashing modern trio of homes. And that is just what you get with the unique Trio on Amos Houses designed by Refresh*Design in Fortitude Valley, Australia as you now see three dashing modern industrial homes on a previously car-filled lot! The entire new structure still has an edgy metallic vibe even from the outside with steel playing a prominent role in shaping the new façade. This continue partially on the inside with a wood and metal staircase that sits at the heart of the living room.

Smart transformation of commercial car parking space into a trio of modern homes in Australia

Each house is separated from the other using a terrace and attic space that acts as social zone as well as buffer area between the individual units. Each house contains an open plan living, kitchen and dining area along with three bedrooms and two bathrooms that occupy the attic level above. Color scheme is simple and neutral with white and wood creating pleasant backdrops in every room. Sliding glass doors with dark frames and large windows connect the living areas with the outdoors while the bedrooms offer complete privacy. An efficient and urbane makeover! [Photography: Andy Macpherson]

Upper levels of the house contains the living area along with bedrooms and bathrooms
Modern dining room with a flood of sunlight, wooden ceiling and a modern minimal table and chairs
Small kitchen with twin counters and lovely natural ventilation
Space-conscious and stylish modern bedroom in white with warm wooden floor and mirrored wardrobe
Attic level bedroom of the house with white walls and a wooden floor
Gray and wood bathroom with an industrial-minimal style and floating vanity
Gray bathroom with floating wooden vanity and white sink

Our interpretation of the Brisbane City Character Code enabled a third storey – built into the attic spaces – while conforming to the shape and proportion of surrounding homes. strategic placement of dormer windows makes these upper floors feel generous, with the added benefit of interesting special arrangements.

Ground level of the houses still holds space for car parking
Metallic exterior of the trio of houses allows it to blend into the edgy streetscape
Transforming the 330-square meter parking space into three spacious modern homes
View of the contemporary home from across the street in Australia

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