About the Home
The clients sought to design a modern, contemporary home for their active family that maximised the views to the Strzeleckis to the south, with the home designed around the alfresco deck and pool.
With outstanding views to the south, one of the challenges with design was to allow adequate light from the north. This was achieved by a large inset courtyard, centrally placed to allow northern light throughout the main living areas of the home. The result is internal living areas capturing both light and views from opposite directions.
On entering, the home opens up to a modern clean-lined kitchen, meals and living space with feature sunken lounge area encased in a bespoke Victorian Ash double-sided vertical feature nib wall. Burnished polished concrete features in the entry, kitchen, dining and rumpus, reinforcing the contemporary nature of the home. Large stacking sliding doors in both the living area and near the meals area, create a light and spacious feel to the home, again highlighting the views.
The master bedroom is cantilevered atop the garage, and orientated to the south to capitalise on the outlook. A feature wall in the bedroom ensures privacy to the large ensuite. The eastern side of the home comprises three additional bedrooms, together with rumpus, bathroom and laundry.
A mixture of textures was used on the exterior of the home, including Unitex Base Board with light grey acrylic render finish with contrasting darker grey James Hardie Stria Cladding and concrete blockwork in the form of a wall. The concrete blockwork wall features on the western side of the house, following the slope of the land, with the master bedroom seemingly floating atop the wall, clad in James Hardie Stria Cladding.
This contemporary home utilises the fall of the land through the placement of the garage underneath the home. The combination of no eaves, the external textures and colors makes for a smooth-lined, striking residence which sits comfortably in the landscape.