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.
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.
A narrow entryway leads into the main home where nothing feels conventional! A sunken living area with home bar is surrounded by walls of books that extend all the way up to the ceiling. These floor-to-ceiling bookshelves give the home color personality and also showcase the homeowner’s love for books without confining it to just a single study room.
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.
High ceilings ensure that this stylish extension feels dramatic even while giving the homeowners a perfect place to hold parties and family gatherings with ease. Since the interior transitions seamlessly into the patio and the garden the ‘social zone’ feels even more spacious and refreshing!
A metallic mesh frame creates the other half of the edifice and provides the perfect balance between privacy and controlled ventilation. On the inside the living space is simple unassuming and a neutral color palette ensures that the focus remains firmly on the landscape that sits outside.
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.