Overlooking the port Philip Bay area the home designed by Maddison Architects is an amalgamation of two distinct structures into one. The idea is to bring together a south and a north facing facade with simple and elegant design. While this gives the house a unique look it also helps in terms of energy management and ventilation a great deal.
The theme is continued once you step in as well but the interiors are largely dominated by wonderful neutral backdrops colored in pristine white beautiful beige and brown. The thick brown wooden surfaces bring in a sense of contrast to the home while the décor which uses soft tones and unassuming shades goes along perfectly with the dark wooden colors. There is an ever-present tinge of green here and there while lovely golden yellow accents add freshness to the setting.
Designed with a touch of elegance and timeless charm by Nelson-based studio Irving Smith Jack Architects this contemporary home stands between a refreshing pool area and a traditional farmhouse and form a lavish modern interlude.
A giant hanging chandelier a large faux fur rug a stylized bronze lion perched upon a table and an ornate chaise lounge perfectly arranged for a graceful fainting scene – all of these items would look out of place alone. However together they create the sort of dramatic effect cultivated best by old Hollywood.
Some of the visibly distinct and fascinating features of the home include the generous use of glass its U-shaped structure that links two separate properties using a common entrance and a cool driveway a refreshing pool that offers a wonderful textural contrast to the surrounding glass and stone flowing an spacious interiors clad in simple neutral shades clean and refined lines simple and minimalist décor and a lighting scheme that brings out the best features of the building.