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Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects

Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects

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Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects - Windows, Facade
© Derek Swalwell

Text description provided by the architects. With both the front and rear facing busy roads and the side an old house, this house looks inwards. A triple volume covered but naturally ventilated court with a pool becomes the focus of the internal space.

Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects - Chair, Windows
© Derek Swalwell
First and Second Storey Plans
Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects - Sofa, Table
© Derek Swalwell

On the side, a sculptural staircase cantilevers from the wall to reach the family room on the second level. The journey continues upwards on another staircase with a stepped planter on the side and lit from above.

Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects - Stairs, Handrail
© Derek Swalwell

The whole house is finished in off-form concrete and grey face brick. The Master bathroom continues this theme, with brick openings that allow ventilation but not views through.


This bathroom, as well as the attic bath, has planting areas that offer a green contrast to the grey scheme. Custom storage units in the living, family, and study echo the concrete and brick geometry of the house. 

Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects - Bathroom, Bathtub, Toilet, Sink
© Derek Swalwell

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Cite: "Surprising Seclusion / HYLA Architects" 08 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895508/surprising-seclusion-hyla-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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