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The brief for this comfortable semi-rural
home was clearly expressed by the owners.
They wanted adult and guest areas, a practical
business office, privacy and a contemporary
Externally, they requested a garage large
enough to store a boat, and beautifully landscaped
areas to blend with pre-existing large native trees.
Enclosed with limestone walls and vegetation,
the 2515sqm lot provided abundant space for
a home that combines the perfect balance of
external serenity and internal practicality.
The sense of arrival at this residence is
breathtaking, with concrete pathways leading
across a pond of lilies, koi fish and moving water,
all designed by landscape architect Bill James.
Internally, two passageways form the
spine of the home, separating the owners’ living
spaces from guest areas and the office. These two
wings are connected by the living area, dining
room and kitchen, which also look out to the
backyard and herb garden.
The clients are particularly happy with the
kitchen, combining visual appeal and practicality.
Stone-topped bench space is in abundance, with
a generous island workstation, framed by overhead
cabinets with tinted translucent glass. The bold
amber-glass splashback highlights the spotted gum
timber floors laid throughout the home.
An external dining area, featuring an enclosed
barbecue, sink, fridge and waterproof cabinets,
is used throughout most of the year. This space is
generally protected from the prevailing weather as
an integral part of the day-to-day use of the house.
This beautiful home exudes simple elegance,
offering flexibility and practicality over the entire
site while letting the natural surroundings form
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