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Raw concrete provides the aesthetic
backdrop and visual contrast to the warmth
of stone and timber; extensive full-height
glazing provides visual transparency and
access to the northern courtyard while
allowing excellent passive solar gain; the raw
concrete flows through to the bathroom
and offers a simple yet clean palette.
t’s no surprise that Richard Szklarz
Architects has collected 13 architecture
and numerous construction industry
awards over the past 30 years.
The design-and-construct company’s pursuit
of excellence is recognised through its attention
to detail and high level of creativity, from design
conception through to building completion.
The company’s success is not only evident
in its host of accolades: eight of Richard Szklarz
Architects’ projects in the past four years have
been for repeat clients.
The design team’s philosophy is based on
satisfying contemporary aspects of social,
economic, environmental and aesthetic
considerations, which is a winning formula
for guaranteeing client satisfaction.
Richard Szklarz Architects
The pursuit of design excellence and complete client satisfaction has placed
Richard Szklarz firmly among Western Australia’s architectural elite
This two-storey 613sqm Cottesloe home is on
a section of street not afforded the usual luxury
of the area’s ocean or parkland views.
It was therefore important for inward reflection
to allow the interiors to provide a sense of place.
Simplicity and proportion are the overriding
The large floor-to-ceiling glazing elements
function to contain the internal environment
as well as engage the exterior private courtyards.
The living spaces occupy the lower floor with
a study, kitchen, meals area, family lounge and
laundry, all with views of the tranquil fish pond.
A gym with adjacent powder room offers
flexibility and can be an extra bedroom if needed.
The upper floor accommodates four bedrooms,
with the elegant master suite in a separate area
for zoning priority and acoustic privacy.
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