Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.
Additions like the gorgeous Saarinen Tulip Table and the iconic Platner armchairs in the dining room bold pendants with golden glint glittering bedside tables and plush rugs and drapes give the interior a timeless and flamboyant look.
The four bedroom and two bathroom family home was once a large warehouse and in its latest avatar it combines its past heritage with contemporary comfort cheerful living space and a serene leafy terrace. The result is truly spectacular as one gets to enjoy the best of Melbourne even while escaping the stereotypical city life.
Construction materials like the high recycled content composite siding and white stucco ensure that the searing heat of Orangevale does not cause quick damage to the exterior despite the openness of the design. A home that is smart sensible and responsive to the local climate!
Step inside and the picture changes dramatically with marble finishes and custom millwork creating an air of opulence interlaced with tranquility. An open plan living on the lower level is connected with the spacious kitchen dining area and a sitting room / sunroom that flows into the courtyard outside.
Designed by Klopf Architecture the modern family residence has a sloped roof that gives the street façade a low modest look even as the rear structure brings the outdoors inside with its wall of glass! Wood steel and concrete shape the energy-efficient interior where passive heating and cooling techniques LED lighting fixtures and smart insulation help cut back on the carbon footprint.
Designed to make the most of amazing mountain and valley views even while offering complete privacy for those inside it is a custom timber and steel fence that steals the spotlight here. Wrapping itself around the entire lower level of the private villa the fence acts as the defining feature of the residence and helps create a micro-climate of sorts inside its confines thanks to a beautiful reflecting pool and ample greenery.