This stunning terrace house creates a seamless boundary between indoors and out, designed by Elaine Richardson Architect, located in Alexandria, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Owned and designed by the architect as a family home with her husband are three children, the home was originally an old cottage that was beyond repair and had to be torn down. Sited on a narrow lot, the interior living space is comprised of 1,776 square feet (165 square meters), with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a central courtyard for privacy. Since the lot was so narrow, light needed to be unfiltered into the spaces as much as possible to create the feeling of spaciousness. The living spaces were designed to be open and airy and clutter-free. The design concept was to create a place that was a tranquil oasis, a place to unwind from the chaotic city life. The exterior facade features natural bluestone, selected for its gorgeous finish and color. The wood elements are comprised of spotted gum timber. Glass bifold doors opens to the interior courtyard, which brings lots of light into the interiors and can be left open to bring fresh in. A small backyard space from the living area features an outdoor kitchen with a bbq and dining area, perfect for extra sitting space when entertaining family and friends.
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Polished concrete was selected for the first floor living spaces, for easy, low-maintanence living and cool on your feet in the warm summer months.
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This is an additional TV room, which is situated just behind the kitchen area. The architect designed her family home to be very flexible, to meet the changing needs of both the adults and kids alike.
A color palette of soothing hues was selected for the upstairs bedrooms, with linen curtains, lots of built-ins for functionality and wood flooring.
The architect designed separate bedrooms for each of her three boys, yet since they prefer sleeping in the same room, she turned this spare bedroom into a playroom. A loft bedroom is used as a playhouse but can also play host for when guests come to visit.
Louvered and bifold doors helps to bring lots of natural light into the upstairs bedrooms, but can also be closed off for privacy.
Photos: Florian Grohen
Glen Iris residence is a gorgeous two story Hamptons style home designed by Canny Architecture, located in Glen Iris, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The home showcases spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining spaces, which functions well for entertaining family and friends. The kitchen offers a great work flow with a well planned island with seating for four, which is perfect for casual dining or socializing while the homeowners are cooking. The kitchen comes complete with a glass backsplash that allows natural light to filter through the space allowing for ambient lighting during the day as well as views out onto the well manicured property. The residence also features a luxurious wine cellar, another amazing and functional feature for hosting dinner parties. A lovely outdoor entertaining space overlooks a generous sized sparkling pool that was designed and built by Integrated Pools.
Directly off the living room, sliding glass doors opens up to allow fresh breezes and natural light into the space. Walking outside, cozy outdoor seating arrangements awaits on a backyard terrace. Head down the steps to a well-manicured lawn and patio with sun loungers and swimming pool. Here on 1 Kindesign we have featured several homes by Canny Architects, if you would like to see more of their work, check them out here. We would love to hear your thoughts on this wonderful project, please leave us a comment below. Enjoy the photos of this spectacular home tour!
Photos: Canny Architecture
This Lubelso built residence is a contemporary home infused with natural light, designed by Canny Architecture, located in Malvern, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Ideally positioned near a primary school and beautiful park, the homeowners wanted the house to match the area. The 5,920 square foot (550 square meters) four bedroom home features an easy flow between living areas and a dissolved separation of the interior and exterior. The backyard of the property offers a cantilevered roof that overlooks a meticulous landscaping and a swimming pool as well as an outdoor entertaining space. The design of the home features distinctive elegant lines and a strong modern facade, adapted and refined to fit into the neighborhood. The homeowner’s top priority was to have a home they could entertain in, “with adaptable living spaces, generous transitions and a natural synergy between indoor and outdoor spaces.” This two story residence is luxury family living at its finest, with a clean, minimalist design aesthetic and close attention to detail.
This spectacular residence was winner of the 2012 HIA Victorian Project Home of the Year and 2013 HIA Australian Project Home of the Year.
The interiors of the spacious home is brimming with natural light and elegant lines, with high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass walls and doors that adds to the sense of space, light and luxurious feel of the home. The lower level offers three spacious living zones with an open plan concept and great flow. The living areas also spill out onto the sumptous outdoor spaces, which includes a beautiful pond oasis draped in lush greenery and outdoor entertaining spaces that leads to the sparkling pool. “Creating a sense of space and tranquillity was an important factor in this home and one that influenced the design direction.”
“Contrasting black and white in simple linear styles, with timber tones for warmth, adds to the calm, elegant atmosphere.” The fabulous gas fireplace is the main focal point to the open plan living room. With a concrete hearth extended across the room, it is the perfect spot for entertaining guests to kick back, relax and enjoy the warmth with a glass of wine.
” The American oak flooring’s rich tones warm the home and in the main bathroom, the Basaltina slabs lining the walls are full height, crisply contrasting with the white bathtub.”
Photo Source: This project was submitted to 1 Kindesign as an original feature courtesy of Canny Architecture
Seaview Beach House is a contemporary beachfront home designed by Mackenzie Pronk Architects, located in Curl Curl, a suburb of northern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Rising above its sandstone topography, all spaces throughout the home are comprised of elemental volumes with an overhanging roofline and projecting windows with sensational views projecting out to the sea. The home offers a range of passive and active sustainable features and a rugged landscape comprised of coastal plantings. The driveway is comprised of recycled timber sleepers and small pebbles, which is not only attractive but very durable. The garage door has been concealed with eye-catching hardwood cladding, an inviting waypoint to greet visitors to the home.
The balconies extending off the house offer sliding hardwood screens. The bedroom wing is defined by black stained plywood cladding. Garden walls are formed of dry sandstone that were recycled from old footings original to the site. They step down with the natural fall of the property line.
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Every room has been set on an angle to maximize views, and small balconies of both the dining and master bedroom offer viewing platforms to the ocean. The lower level family room spills out onto the lush landscaping and pool area. Located on the property are large cisterns for rainwater harvesting to re-use for the toilets and laundry.
The open plan kitchen and dining area opens out to hardwood timber decking, a perfect spot for enjoying the expansive ocean views.
Hardwood timber creates an outlines abstract form around this central staircase that leads upstairs and downstairs to the retained sandstone basement.
The view through the contemporary dining room looks on to the living room and out through to the covered BBQ deck.
The open plan kitchen and dining area offers expansive views out to the ocean. The flooring is a concrete slab that is cool underfoot and offers a sleek look.
A nighttime view from the balcony off the upper level master bedroom. Western timber screens offer incredible shading from the hot summer sun and privacy.
The timber stairs down to the beautiful deck and elongated swimming pool act as bleacher seating for the parents to watch their children frolicking in the water and a warm spot to read.
The entryway to the home is set with flagstone and decking, with a tiered garden of native plantings and drystone walls.
The beach house looks stunning at nighttime all lit up. The rooms are set set at hard angels to capture the views of the sea.
Photos: Roger D’Souza / Neil Mackenzie
We just received project images from Canny Architecture of a spacious home renovation and extension, located in Kew, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. This four bedroom, two-story residence was just recently reconfigured and extended into an enviable modern abode. The home features a beautiful living room, spacious kitchen, dining room, four bedrooms, bathrooms and cellar. Integral to the design of this project, the pool was designed and built by Integrated Pools, “perfectly using the shape of the home to deliver a stunning vista from the kitchen and living space.”
Showcasing sumptuous open plan living, this home focuses on blurring the lines between indoors and out. Sliding glass patio doors leads out to the pool area, perfect for entertaining family and friends. With walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, the residence is flooded with natural light. Concrete flooring can be found throughout most of the interiors, which lends to the sleek look of the space. Areas rugs help to delineate spaces and add texture and warmth to an otherwise cold floor. Comfy furnishings are inviting and makes one want to stay at home and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. We would love to know your thoughts, what do you like most about this home renovation?
Colorful artwork showcased throughout the interiors helps to add bright pops of color to white walls and neutral finishes and materials.
Photos: Courtesy of Canny Architecture
Blue Dog Beach House is a luxury pet friendly holiday house designed by Aboda Design Group, overlooking the sand and waves of Castaways Beach, Noosa, Australia. This holiday retreat is described as, “relaxed Nantucket meets Noosa in style.” This is a pet friendly holiday house inspired by the relaxed feel of summer homes of New England mixed with the best of contemporary Queensland beach house design. Surround yourself with 180 degree ocean views, watching the waves crash from the negative edge pool.
Rates from $700 per night. Accommodation is available for up to ten guests (maximum 6 adults). Minimum stay 5 nights – shorter stays considered when calendar gaps exist, from here.
Blue Dog Luxury Beach House overlooks beautiful Castaways Beach, which is a dog friendly beach. Just step out of the back gate and you are on your way to the tranquil beach minus the crowds. You are just moments away from the action of Hastings Street, Noosa. This fabulous home was in a feature spread in Queensland Homes Magazine 2015.
Features of this beach home includes: a crisp coastal palette of white, soft grey, turquoise and aqua, expanses of glass and glass louvres overlooking the ocean, wide board limewashed French Oak and limestone floors and Newport stone interior and external feature walls.
Four bedrooms and three bathrooms comprise the private spaces of this modern beach house. The master suite and two additonal bedrooms with queen size beds occupy the upper level, while the fourth “sleepover bedroom” is set on the lower level. A soft and balanced palette of white, soft grey, aqua and turquoise mimic the surrounding landscape, integrating the interiors with the mesmerizing outdoors.
Photos: Paul Smith
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