As terrace and period-style home enthusiasts, the clients wanted their new home to incorporate traditional features such as gables, cornicing, high ceilings and fireplaces, fused with contemporary finishes and open-plan living. This Nedlands residence seamlessly merges these modern and traditional qualities to create a comfortable family home that is spacious and strategically planned to flex to future needs.
Built on an 880m2 block with a slope of nearly 3m, the home is split over two levels. The entry level comprises three bedrooms and a large library, while the lower level accommodates an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area overlooking a covered alfresco, pool, deck and landscaped garden, accessed via bi-fold doors. The planning of the kitchen allows for passive supervision of kids while they play in the pool, on the lawn or in the adjacent games room. A large guest room, with a separate ensuite and powder-room comfortably accommodates visitors.
A natural-stone chimney is boldly articulated to the street-front elevation and interior living space, providing a warm and inviting hearth to the home. The travertine floors, crisp white walls and timber veneer accents of the main living area provide a timeless and inviting feel, complemented by the abundance of natural light. Living in Melbourne during the construction period, the family are delighted with their new home and lifestyle.