It almost feels like the home is trying to fly off the edge of the mountain and the very sight of the fabulous infinity pool here leaves you amazed. With the city of below and the sea in the distance you feel liberated inside this minimal masterpiece.
This inimitable approach to textural contrast and design is carried indoors with smooth Venetian finishes standing next to custom ribbed walls in an effortless manner. Natural light and a neutral color scheme anchored in white bring a cheerful and contemporary appeal even as a lovely wooden deck and green wall complete the outdoor retreat.
To bring in ample natural light a large section of one of the external walls was replaced with a glass wall even as unnecessary internal partitions were removed to create a loft-like common space.
This is precisely what happens at this exquisite Aussie home as Zen Architects designed an efficient and multi-purpose studio that now sits next to the older residence. The new structure presents a multitude of possibilities and while it is being currently used as an extension of the main house it can also function as a standalone home with complete ease.
A stone walkway leads to the entrance of the house and wooden cladding gives the street façade a warm inviting look without moving away from vernacular architectural influences. On the inside it is white that is the predominant color and a balance between natural ventilation and ideal insulation is achieved using special windows.
Locally sourced natural stone reclaimed brick limestone and bespoke steel elements combine to give the home a unique and exceptional appeal. The top level draped in wood and large glass doors sliding windows and walls create even greater textural contrast with a neutral color palette and warm lighting shaping an inviting setting.
A collection of different materials gives the home plenty of visual and textural contrast with the confluence of stone wood concrete and glass. Features like the half red clay table and bespoke furniture that also doubles as room divider create an exceptional interior with each room flowing into the next.
A gallery style entrance open living area on the lower level and cozy bedrooms fashion a setting that feels both open and secluded. Water mirrors innovative décor fixtures and beautiful walkways and terraces complete this exceptional home where natural earthen tones hold sway.