Complete with a home gym office a pergola that contains the outdoor living area and smart lighting this family home has it all. Concrete floors and wooden cabinetry on the inside along with the minimal steel pergola structure and its reed matt roof usher in textural contrast in a home where it is the landscape around it that shines brightest!
It was Architects EAT who decided to give the residence a façade unlike any other with a white aluminum screen that keeps away prying eyes and helps shape a more intimate entrance zone. It also preserves a sense of mystery as one is greeted by a blue front gate lovely grasscrete hanging plants and a serene ambiance.
Since the couple worked from home incorporating a full-fledged home office that offered privacy and smart functionality was another important part of the home’s design. Built on a tight budget by KEM STUDIO the inviting house uses a white and wood color palette to usher in a sense of harmony even while inviting the outdoors inside.
Refined and curated the color scheme inside the house is largely neutral with pops of red being found sporadically. The sitting areas and social zones on the inside flow effortlessly into the outdoor deck and pool area ensuring that the transition between both the zones is seamless. This is a ranch house that is sophisticated smart and responsive to the specific demands on the lot!
Apart from passive heating and cooling smart rainwater management and energy-saving features transform this modern hub in Melbourne into an efficient and eco-friendly delight. Complete with a small pond in the courtyard and unassuming décor that lets the backdrop shine through this resourceful residence blends serenity with sustainability!
A large winding entryway leads to the more stoic home where straight lines minimalist style and sophisticated décor dominate the setting. Custom triangular skylights bring even more light into the bedroom and bathrooms on the top level while sliding glass doors accomplish the same on the lower level.
The lush green forest around the residence is left largely untouched and a sensitive approach to building the house ensured that damage of construction was as minimal as possible.