We absolutely adore modern urban homes that bring along with them a slice of green goodness to otherwise sterile and lifeless city scenery. Nestled in one of the more tranquil neighborhoods of Australia the feels like a reclusive and serene escape draped in a beautiful garden landscape.
Thanks to the U-shaped structure of the residence the homeowners enjoy complete privacy as they spend time in the courtyard even as the street façade keeps away prying eyes. A separate living area for guests and the master suite are also integrated visually with the rear yard. Warm lighting adds another layer of intrigue to this California home that breaks away from the mundane.
By altering the internal layout the new kitchen and dining area is connected with the small garden outside even as skylights and bespoke window features bring in ample sunlight.
Designed by Wunschhaus Architektur and spread across 411 square meters the 3-story house has a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay thanks to the extensive use of sweeping glass walls and large glass doors. While the creation of a light-filled interior was one of the prime objectives here the homeowners also wanted an interior that encouraged interaction between family members with each space flowing into the next.
The distinctive design of the residence came about by combining the homeowners’ desire for a multi-generational home that will serve them well for years to come with the vision of the architects that tapped into the 17-degree slope of the lot. It is the ground level that contains the sparkling glass-walled central kitchen dining and living space that flows into the green garden and pool area outside.
While it is stone that shapes the home on the outside the interior presents a more curated look with traditional elements meeting modern ergonomics. Exposed timber surfaces in the family room and bedrooms usher in inviting warmth while neutral hues coupled with bright accents shape the living area.
Bedrooms and the master suite are tucked away in the lower level along with additional bathrooms and a deck. Opening up towards the natural garden this special design of the two levels ensures those inside always stay connected with the landscape.