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2019 Balwyn, Melbourne, Australia
Residential

Yarrbat Residence

2019 Balwyn, Melbourne, Australia
Residential

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  • The house with its confident formal expression is intensely private. Its windows to the street are narrow, or screened – just sufficient to engage with the immediate surrounding greenery. The facade openings to the street form part of an animated timber façade where the upper floor is clad in highly durable Australian hardwood – Spotted Gum.

  • This is part of a simple expression of local raw materials with the solid base of the ground floor clad in local bluestone panels. This subtle animated gesture can also be seen referenced in joinery elements throughout the home.

  • The homes interiors, while extremely private, are flooded with natural light through strategically placed windows and large skylights. Natural timbers and stone throughout reflect the ever-changing landscape and create a strong connection between the interiors, landscape and architecture.

  • A neutral palette throughout the home allows the framed views of the changing seasons to act as artwork, evolving throughout the years with the home.

The landscape is expressed in a more tangible form internally through the large central green stone column. Connecting the three floors of the home, the commanding feature is wrapped by the floating staircase, allowing a more intimate interaction with the material as you move throughout the home.

The stone clad basement form grounds the home within the landscape and houses an all white garage with wash station, celebrating the clients love for cars and creating the perfect backdrop for their collection.