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feeling of spaciousness within the confines of a very
small site. All bedrooms are located upstairs to maximise
the living space at the ground level, while the ground floor
bathroom, powder room and garage are all built on the
A generous north-facing courtyard with a high
limestone perimeter wall to the street provides a very
private outdoor living area, fully integrated with the
indoor living spaces.
The dining room opens directly onto the courtyard
with bifold doors. It has a dual focus with the north living
courtyard on one side and a wall fountain built in to the
boundary wall on the opposite side. This maximises
openness and transparency between inside and out.
The underground wine cellar with a vaulted brick
ceiling is a romantic indulgence and adds an extra
dimension to the home, enhancing the illusion that
the house is much bigger than its actual modest size.
building design profile
FRENCH DOORS in the master bedroom
open onto a Juliet balcony, adding a romantic
touch and enhancing the streetscape.
TIMBER BIFOLD DOORS
allow for full integration between
the indoor and outdoor living areas.
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