Neighboring Noosa National Park, with picturesque surfing beaches on one side and a subtropical rainforest on the other, a 1970s-era brick home got a makeover from Queensland-based architectural firm Teeland Architects. The residence, enclosed in dark amber bricks, was reconstructed using as much of the existing structure as possible to give the homeowners a dreamy view of the surrounding landscape.
Before the renovation, the rear of the house excluded views of the beauty lying just outside the wall. To remedy this, the firm carved out a series of new openings so that the private areas — the bedrooms and bathrooms — would feature views of the land. This also allowed more natural light to flow through, rectifying another problem, the dark interior of the original design. The end result is a home that balances privacy and openness.