A relaxing contemporary home is as much about the outdoors as it is about the ambiance inside and the in Australia seems to bring together both these elements in a perfect fashion. Designed by Lachlan Shepherd Architects the fabulous family home creates a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay even while ensuring that those inside enjoy adequate privacy.
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.
A roof garden with wooden screen creates a small and cozy retreat that offers ample privacy while it is a neutral color scheme anchored in white that reigns supreme indoors. Space-savvy design a monochromatic backdrop along with bright and colorful accent additions fashion a home that is as modern as it is cheerful and refreshing.
A spacious living area flows into the kitchen and dining space to create a large pavilion-style social zone even as the rooftop deck with minibar and outdoor lounge offers additional party space. The tall steel staircase a series of bridges and corridors wooden ceiling in various rooms and the striking wall clad in river pebbles combine to usher in ample visual and textural contrast. A tiny bridge connects the two different wings of the house where a balance and aesthetics are the key defining elements.
Step inside and one sees a living room where white black and gray hold sway. It is white that shapes the backdrop gray which highlights special architectural features and defines various zones and black that anchors an otherwise breezy space.