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.
Architecture and Building by Humphrey Homes
Block Size: 880m2
Duration of Design Stage: 7 months
Actual Build Time: 16 months