Working within constraints of rigid bushfire safety norms along with the very specific demands of the clients Field Office Architecture managed to craft a masterpiece on the side of Mount Macedon! Dubbed this unique and striking contemporary home combines smart architecture with eco-sensitive design to fashion a living environment that is both relaxing and captivating. To minimize impact on the lot and to give those inside a wonderful view of the bushland and beyond the residence sits partially on stilts and has a cantilevered façade.
There are a few occasions when even the darkest of clouds comes with a bright silver lining. Remodeled homes that have survived fires new structures built on bones of old residences that were brought down by earthquakes and revamped homes ravaged by storms definitely fall under this category.
It is not just the flooring but also the shelves usher in the charm of wood indoors with a sleek staircase in wood and glass connecting the different levels on the home. A series of beautiful pendant lights and understated contemporary décor complete a home that somehow feels like a bit of downtown San Francisco transported to the heart of Perth!
Use of large dark windows with dark metallic frame gives the Aussie residence a subtle industrial vibe; an idea that is enhanced by the occasional presence of the exposed brick wall. But still the interior feels strictly contemporary (with a fun twist) and the kitchen and dining space on the lower level continue this theme.
Every home has a certain distinct architectural feature or design quirk that makes it special and ensures that it stands out from the crowd. There are times when it is the facade that does the trick and then there are other occasions when it is something on the inside that grabs your attention.