This very stunning modern beach house has been exquisitely designed by two professionals in the design and construction industries, situated in Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia. Just about every surface of this four bedroom, two bathroom 4,197 square foot (390 square meters) home is a piece of art within itself, constructed of either solid American Oak timber or polished concrete. Distinctive design elements create a point of difference across this superbly crafted home. Timber graces such surfaces as cabinetry, ceilings, custom windows, huge wide sliding doors, while polished concrete extends across floors, bench tops, basins and vanities; all combining to create this truly unique home designed to be lived in and abundant with character and style. Timber screening surrounding the street front facade conceals private patio decks connecting to both the master suite and elevated formal lounge, while two enormous sundecks open the home to an easterly and northerly aspect, for private entertaining or gazing across the course.
This incredible home is listed for sale, from here.
Open plan living within the central hub merges with outdoors for a northerly course outlook, while the internal doors from kitchen lead onto private garden and huge entertaining area and decking.
Modern coastal designed facade vastly clad in timber with weathered steel surrounds.
Third living space designed as a fantastic kids play area/retreat with direct external access and can be concealed behind large American oak timber slider.
Huge walk in pantry is a great storage and work space, tastefully hidden behind slider.
Architecturally inspired external timber screening provides privacy and security, while timber sliders open up the home for entertaining and enable flow of the beautiful sea breeze throughout.
Freestanding bath, walk through shower and unique twin vanity create a luxurious en-suite and adults retreat.
Queens Park Residence is a warm and inviting contemporary home in Queens Park designed by CPlusC Architectural Workshop and situated in Queens Park, Sydney, Australia. The key concepts for this award-winning home were to accentuate an arrival point and promote connection. The main entry hall branches off into private living spaces, and leads to an open-plan entertainment area with generous kitchen, dining spaces and a garden to the rear of the home. The extensive use of timber offers warmth to interior spaces, while louvre windows and sliding doors give the home a sense of spatial continuity and flood the interior with natural light.
Photos: Murray Fredericks
The Mizu is the latest custom designed home from Residential Attitudes, featuring the perfect blend of intelligent design, ultra contemporary features and cutting-edge technology in the coastal community of Port Coogee, Perth, Australia. Boasting over 3,541 square foot (329 square meters) of living area on a 330 square meters block, The Mizu is proof that good things do come in small packages. Through clever dual-use rooms such as the formal dining that transforms into an alfresco entertaining area or the living room that converts at the press of a button to a darkened home theater, the Mizu’s designers have maximized the limited land available to create a home that adapts to the way you live.
Lovers of contemporary style will be at home with mirror-black gloss-finished appliances and cabinetry in the kitchen, a custom-designed feature ‘wave’ plasterwall, and stunning Italian-made Bisazza tiled master en-suite just a few of the features that will leave a lasting impression. Any description of the Mizu will only scratch the surface of what makes this home truly unique, making a personal trip a must to gain a full appreciation!
Photos: Courtesy of Residential Attitudes
This incredible modern home called the ‘Moebius House’ has been designed by leading architect Tony Owen, situated in Sydney, Australia. The home features high-tech design with panoramic city and harbour views. This home is comprised of spaces folded to maximize views, level-changes and indoor/outdoor connectivity, this future-focused home offers streamlined luxury and poolside entertaining. Fusing geometric forms with fluid curves and northerly light, the layout includes balconies, level gardens, top floor master retreat with four additional bedrooms, four bathrooms, open plan living/dining, stunning kitchen and family room. Signature elements include a fire-orb fireplace, fluid Corian staircase, Ferrari windows, polished concrete floors and boutique Italian joinery.
This fabulous, one-of-a-kind property is set to go to auction in late October, listed here.
Eastman Street residence is a stunning warehouse conversion situated in Northcote, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Formerly the Northcote Bakery stables, this superbly executed conversion offers expansive living on a vast double allotment 3,681 square feet (342 square meters). The property is unique in having a large side garden with louvred-roof dual covered parking which doubles as an outdoor entertaining space. The nineteenth-century stables building has been imaginatively reconfigured to incorporate a spectacular upper level living and dining space, commercial-style kitchen and bathroom. Downstairs, the entry area leads off one on side to a fitted laundry/utility room and a second bathroom; overlooking the garden is a spacious living room. Three bedrooms (the main with dressing room), a second bathroom and a large storage room complete an imaginative and thoroughly functional design. Interior details include the original trusses, wooden doors and Baltic floor and polished concrete floors. This remarkable property is listed for sale from here, while the link lasts!
This beautiful contemporary home has undergone a complete overhaul in Leichhardt, a suburb of Sydney, Australia by Rolf Ockert Design. With a two-story addition to the existing home, the site is located in a heritage conservation area. Being in one of the few streets in the Inner West Sydney that are still largely original in their streetscape, any alteration or addition was bound to be somewhere between controversial and impossible.
Being only about 100 square meters in size, the existing free-standing house was far too small for its intended use as a home for a young family with children. The only way to accommodate the intended brief was to build a two storey addition, something that did not exist in the area. After long negotiations with the planning department who told the architects that the scheme was not approvable, the project was called to a full council meeting. The mayor acknowledged that old houses like this one were too small to be sufficient as family homes these days and instead of increasing the floor plan to decrease outdoor living space, adding a second storey was promoted as the best approach.
The architects approach was to maintain and preserve the existing house in its entirety while designing the addition to be visibly modern. This was in the end supported by council’s planning and heritage departments. Their only requests were to change the color of the addition from white to gum tree grey (to match an existing tree on site) and to prevent overlooking into neighboring sites.
The latter resulted in high level slot windows to the side laneway, thus allowing tree and sky views whilst still maintaining privacy. These slots then became a major design feature that was then continued in the pattern on the side facade.
The site was very narrow, meaning that the internal layout of the building had to be organized very simply. The linear stairs are not placed in line with the existing corridor of the old house but on the other side of the extension. As a result the relatively small space reads to be quite generous.
To facilitate ease of construction whilst maintaining integrity of the original building, the existing house was kept completely intact and largely untouched. A glass side strip and rooflights were inserted between the old and the new, not only clearly defining the two but also bringing light into the core of the house.
This beautifully renovated early Victorian residence, spotted on RT Edgar, is an expansive contemporary extension designed by Jackson Clements Burrows, located in Armadale, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This incredible 6,996 square foot (650 square meters) home has been featured in 100 More of the World’s Best Houses. Featuring high ceilings, floor to ceiling glass windows, pool and a separate self-contained accommodation/gym. The interiors are comprised of a formal lounge, separate dining, kitchen/meals and informal sitting room, games room, 2nd informal sitting room, twin study, six generous bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.
This home is listed for sale at an undisclosed price, from here.
This stunning 1892 Anglican church conversion was designed by owner and architect duo Dominic and Marie Bagnato of Bagnato Architects in the suburb of Moonee Ponds, in Melbourne, Australia. The Gothic-style timber church was originally built by Tadgell Brothers, it is now a residence that thrills the senses throughout spectacular spaces of unlimited luxury and unforgettable refinement. The innovative re-design marries old with new throughout unique dimensions including vast living, dining and entertaining areas arranged around a stunning Nero Tempesta marble fire-place. Flexibly formal and informal, these spaces feature limestone floors beneath dramatic, Baltic Pine ceilings and are served by a kitchen in which Calacatta marble surfaces, butler’s pantry and Ilve double ovens match form to function with conspicuous success.
Above, a mezzanine level lounge of light filled proportions precedes a roof space loft that sees the city and represents the ultimate escape, ideal as a teenagers’ retreat or work from home space. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms, which includes a seductive main suite in an individual wing which evokes your favorite 5 star hotel and features a sublime marble and limestone bathroom while a guest room with its own en-suite enjoys its own access to elegantly landscaped outdoor dimensions.
A basement level boasts a wine room with recycled messmate ceilings and beautiful onyx marble paneling, equipped to accommodate 700 bottles. On the same level, a versatile gym or games room with its own bathroom includes a day bed retreat.
An al fresco pavilion with BBQ kitchen, LED lighting and surround sound overlooks a sunny lawn, which conceals a 6,000 liters water tank, and solar heated pool which ensures outdoor appeal matches indoor allure.
Photos: Courtesy of Bagnato Architects
The Fingal Residence is a stunning contemporary vacation home situated in Fingal Bay, in New South Wales, Australia, designed by Australian-based design studio Jam Architects. The gorgeous home has been decorated in neutral tones and features wood plank flooring throughout most of the homes interior. Open plan interiors offer the owner’s great social connectivity, with the living and kitchen area offering sliding glass doors that leads out to a private deck, blurring the boundaries between indoors and out. A spacious outside terrace is perfect for entertaining guests and offers a large swimming pool and perfectly manicured landscaping for plenty of privacy.
Photos: John Wheatley
Marrickville House a bright and colorful project designed by David Boyle Architect, situated in Marrickville, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. The scope of the project includes constructing two semi-detached homes as a contemporary infill development. The houses were designed to have two different floor plans to fit with the site’s orientation as well as the client brief to have one of the houses to live in and the other to rent or sell to offset construction costs.
From the architects: “The floor and ceiling levels have been modulated to create a series of interlocking spaces yielding to the aspect and light to maximize the perception of space. Spaces are carved to provide a backdrop to the owner’s eclectic collection of furniture and artwork culminating in a gallery like living room space opening out to an elevated deck and yard. Skylights and mezzanine bedroom spaces blur the boundaries of the central living area and provide light and ventilation to the compact building footprint.”
“Simple, cost effective construction materials add a layer of texture to the design and comply with acoustic building requirements under the airport flight path. The external building form has been carved to include negative spaces including; the entry verandah, covered courtyard and covered rear deck. These spaces are expressed through material or color variation.”
“Passive environmental design principals of orientation, daylight and cross ventilation underpin the design. Bricks salvaged from the existing house have been used to construct the central party wall, and these have been partly painted to provide a layer of texture and pattern to the interior. Recycled timber floors have been used in the living area, marmoleum in the kitchen and coia carpet for the upper level.”
“The project was Highly Commended in the Marrickville Medal for conservation from Marrickville Council 2012 and received a Residential Architecture Award in the NSW AIA awards 2012.”
Photos: Brigid Arnott