On first look the looks more like a fabulous residence with mid-century influence and contemporary vibe from a lovely neighborhood in San Francisco. Yet this exquisite contemporary home with brick walls and metallic sheen sits proudly in Perth and was crafted by Post Architecture to accommodate the needs of a modern family with active lifestyle. Despite a small backyard and a narrow footprint the house features an interior that is both open and bright with ample natural light.
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.
It is the living area along with the kitchen and dining that sit at the front of the home with the study bedrooms and other private spaces shielded away from prying eyes in the rear section. A captivating rooftop deck with 360 degree views complete a residence that was shaped as much by the landscape as it was by the choice of the homeowners!
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.
If there is one design and decorating trend that seems to be catching on fast and only growing with each day then it is the expansive use of wood in homes and offices. The polished plastic surfaces of the 90’s seem to firmly be on the out as homeowners long for a sense of serenity and coziness.