The double height central zone leads the way towards the kitchen library and living zone where Nordic design and smart storage solutions hold sway. A dark stairway with built-in storage leads to the attic above which holds a serene and secluded relaxation and reading zone.
The home is partly built into the landscape with the lower levels containing the more private rooms and the master bedroom. It is the upper level that holds the living area kitchen and dining space which open up towards the garden area.
It is a symbiotic relationship between architecture and nature; one complements the other and does so in an organic fashion. A lovely walkway through the large garden adds another layer of charm with the living area flowing into the deck and pool space.
Half-transparent perforated steel panels turn the attic area into mezzanine level of sorts while creating visual connectivity between the tranquil upper level and the living area below.
One of the immediate highlights of the interior that one notices is the split-level living area and the way its vast double-height presence becomes the overwhelming factor that shapes the house.
Simplicity and minimalism ensure that the home feels uncluttered and organized. Traditional elements of vernacular design are carefully combined with new-age ergonomics to give the homeowners a functional and serene escape.
The house in its basic form is an amalgamation of two different structures – an ‘I’ shaped building that holds the private rooms along with additional bedrooms and an ‘L’ shaped structure that hosts the public areas.
Giving new meaning to styles from a different era is a task that requires careful amalgamation of contrasting textures finishes and design elements. Nestled in a tranquil neighborhood of a suburb of Melbourne and overlooking a green park this contemporary home feels anything but mundane and sterile.