An urban retreat in a concrete jungle, this restrained contemporary design provides both contrast and balance within its inner-city location. Thoughtfully planned over two levels, the home design demonstrates how the use of adaptable design can reduce environmental impact, even with a compact home built on a small allotment.
The materials specified provide the warmth of sustainably sourced timber which contrasts with the existing grey streetscape. The exposed steel provides a robust contrast to the timber cladding and allows a generous eave overhang. It is these elements that succeed in creating a timeless home that will remain as a key fixture in the neighbouring streetscape. Attention to detail and considerable constraint have been used to create strong visual interest and architectural form.
The contemporary, functional home is a realization of strategies to utilize every millimetre of space to the extent that deceptively small living spaces are enhanced through the transparency of the design.
The interior of the home features clean lines and simple finishes to provide hassle-free living. Views of the surrounding city skyline via strategically placed windows and the provision of outdoor/indoor private open spaces are a focal point of the home.
The house promotes connectivity to nature with the flow of the internal open plan living spaces onto external entertaining areas.