Architects: Martin Friedrich Architects
- Area: 740 m²
Manufacturers: Miele, Apaiser, Apex stone, Artedomus, Arthur G, Cavalier Bremworth, Coco republic, Colleve, Dulux, Glux, Hub Furniture, Living Edge, Mark Douglass, New Age Veneers, RD+D, ROYAL OAK FLOORS, Real Flame, Resin 8 Coatings, Signorino, Space Furniture
Engineering: Vayco Civil & Structural Engineering, Con Vayenas
Electrical Contractor: Taylored Electrics, Davin Taylor
Landscape Designer: Kate Ardlie Design, Kate Ardile
Builder: 1186 Pty Ltd, Matt Trihey
- Interior Designers: Neha Gulati, Clark Yap, Grant Compton
- Gates And Metal Work: Hiba Design & Construction
- Stairs: Slattery Acquoff Stairs, Martin Friedrich Architects
- Architects In Charge: Martin Friedrich, Dean Ismail
- City: Brighton
- Country: Australia
Text description provided by the architects. It has such a tranquil feel with the infinity edge pool and spa, palm trees and the sheer curtains swaying in the breeze making it feel like resort living every day. The client works for a travel company so wanted to create that holiday feeling in her own home. A strong projecting bluestone feature wall supports the cantilevering porte cochere at the entry of our new house.
The bluestone wall continues right through the house defining interior spaces and becomes a colonnade at the rear. A double height timber entry serves to soften the bold white facade and create a sense of volume within.
A substantial master bedroom, formal lounge, study and double height (4.2 meters high) lounge, dining and kitchen spaces are on the ground floor. We love fully opening corner windows from each direction to seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces.
The rear circular form of the central staircase becomes the feature wall in the master ensuite. Recessed LED lights light up the curve above. The shower and toilet are separated and each space is wrapped in black metal frames which is an element featured throughout the house.
The sculptural Apaiser Oman bath is centered between the 2 spaces. The first floor accommodates a further 3 bedrooms all with WIR and ensuites and rumpus room for the younger members of the family and with views of the pool. The basement accommodates 5 cars and cellar, gym, cinema, and retreat room.
The basement retreat has a large window looking into the pool. This window provides light as well as transforming the room into a more inviting and calming space that you want to spend time relaxing.