A blend of open and private spaces coupled with a combination of materials and textures the in Australia is all about combining contrasts. Nestled on a lot that shares its boundaries with nearly a dozen other homes this stylish Aussie residence was designed by Jackson Clements Burrows to offer a balance between complete privacy and smart outdoor living spaces depending on the time of the day and the purpose of the room.
Apart from altering the floor plan of the house and reworking the plumbing and electrical installations the addition focused on bring in natural ventilation even while preserving a sense of privacy. The top level guest room and library features a glass floor that allows light to filter through to the lower level even as cleverly placed skylights do the trick in bathrooms and bedrooms.
The interior of the house has an understated polished look with the furniture bringing in some much needed color. A large kitchen area with a smart island and a breakfast zone is connected with the pool and deck outside using a series of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. With dining space on one side and a wonderful sunken living area on the other the lower level seems as private as it does open.
One enter the top wooden level of the floor on street level and instantly notices the charm of Cape Cod and the surrounding landscape becoming a part of the overall design. With its unique silhouette the house seems striking and yet surprisingly non-intrusive even as the top level master suite and guest suites offer amazing view of the Bay area and beyond. A glass walkway connects these two wings with the lower level housing the stylish living space large kitchen dining and other public zones.
The street façade of this polished contemporary home sets itself apart from others thanks to a gorgeous brick wall and design that seems to combine contrasting textures with ease. It is this bold and yet seamless blend of different elements that resonates throughout the house making it both inviting and inimitable.