Despite being constrained by the narrowness of the lot Sam Crawford Architects managed to etch out a cheerful and seemingly spacious modern home by tapping into the vertical room on offer. Original industrial elements of the home were kept intact and enhance while the street façade was left untouched because of the heritage rules. Exposed brick walls define the living area even as dark steel elements industrial-style windows and wooden ceiling beams are intertwined with comfortable modern décor and polished finishes.
In an attempt to keep out all that noise and pollution even while giving those inside complete privacy architects came up with a distinct wooden façade that features a curved wall along with a series of other small wall-like sections.
It is barely a surprise then that this Aussie family wanted a similar functional kitchen that offered a gathering spot for everyone even while opening up towards the pool and deck outside. It is Dan Gayfer Design who transformed the by giving the house a new kitchen ensuite bathroom and cabinetry.
Large glass doors connect the interior with the outdoors even as passive solar design and a nifty pergola keep out searing hot on summer days. Photovoltaic panels LED lighting and double glazing put the final energy-efficient touches on this exquisite contemporary home.
A large garage is the main feature around which the rest of the house revolves even as a cool wine cellar and furniture workshop make up the ground level. Beyond functionality it is the dark charred cedar siding that stands out visually here as the exterior exudes a minimal organic vibe.
Its unmistakably minimal form relies on an effortless flow of spaces where the interior and the exterior become one – both visually and functionally. It is the pool and the central courtyard of the sweeping designed by Craig Steere Architects that steals the show and becomes the focal point of a living area and kitchen that doubles as spacious social zones.
Step inside and the main living area feels spacious and welcoming with a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area creating a breezy living zone. Custom furniture designed by Studio MM Architect add to the uniqueness of the home as the dining table and the sparkling metallic lighting fixture above it steal the show.