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THE WHITE STUFF
A highly practical approach to storage and joinery – including places to hide objects to reduce the
necessary clutter of family life –went into creating this seamless, zen abode. The kids’ and adult
studies are tucked away, but the family’s love of books and precious objects and photos remains on
show. The client had a serene vision for finishes and colour, which saw architect Susi Leeton instil
natural limestone to the kitchen benches for a velvety texture, and sandstone in the entry to blur
the boundaries between exterior and interior. Being close to the sea, colours palettes are milky
and natural, lit by skylights placed strategically to create shafts of light. All surfaces were honed or
matt. Craftsmen were brought in to create various objects, including the handmade door handles,
gates and rock walls. A reclaimed iron-bark pergola and large vegetable garden were integral to
the landscape plan. This home was in the running for a 2014 Australian Institute of Architects Award.
Visit www.susileeton.com.au; www.architecture.com.au.
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