Capturing the ambience of a beautiful tropical resort, this stunning contemporary Balwyn home has become an urban oasis for this Melbourne family.
From the moment you step into the wide entrance gallery, the eye is drawn outdoors, in fact the entire layout of this stunning home is designed around a central pool and alfresco area that that functions as the hub of the home. Full width bi-fold doors open onto this area from the open plan kitchen, meals and living areas providing a seamless flow between the interior and exterior living spaces.
The modern resort character is amplified by the use of white render, natural timber and rough stone finishes. Lush green landscaping completes the scene for that breezy tropical feel.
A minimalist interior provides the ideal backdrop for the clients’ colourful collection of South East Asian artworks.
Formal lounge and dining areas overlook the tennis court on the southern side of the home.
The home offers a master suite with private north-facing garden. There are three additional bedrooms with ensuites, plus a retreat area with balcony on the first floor. The basement level which took advantage of a 3metre drop in the centre of the block, has a gym, wine cellar and home theatre/sound studio plus a 3-car garage.
Stonehenge enjoys an enviable reputation for having designed and built many of Melbourne’s finest homes over the past 30+ years. A boutique custom design and construction company, they have won over 60 National and State housing awards, including multiple award winners of the HIA Home of the Year and Australian Quality Builder of the Year awards. Highly regarded in the building industry, they are known for delivering fastidiously designed and exquisitely detailed homes that will stand the test of time.
In order to enhance the visual presence of the home, a series of deep, vertical alcoves with floating shade screens and slender minimalist columns were used to stretch the visual scale upward. This results in the external design having its own unique character.
The clients’ request for a spacious modern family home with all the modern conveniences and the character of a tropical resort has certainly been achieved.