Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects this 160-acre homestead was abandoned for over three decades before its current owners turned the lot into a hub for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that puts nature in pole position. Nestled in the picturesque the design of the house draws its inspiration from the classic barn structure.
Private quarters occupy the second level of the house and overlook not just the distant bay but also the living area below. This creates a visual continuity in terms of style across the two floors that is carried through to the rooftop zone.
Apart from the framed glass door that swings open to connect the living area and the backyard a large glass window next to a custom wooden bench in the living room completely opens up the interior to the world outside. This allows the brick wall covered with Boston Ivy to become a part of the living space visually giving the Holden Street House a hint of green goodness!
Paddington is an inner suburb of Brisbane that is nestled largely on steep ridges hills and undulating terrain. It is barely a surprise then that this lovely family home also sits on a steeply sloping lot which defined the overall silhouette and style of the residence.
The use of skylights and natural openings usher in plenty of light even as the simple earthen color scheme creates an inviting ambiance. The L-shaped edifice houses a large living area at its heart with the dining room and meeting room on one side and the dorm room and kitchen on the other.
The smart use of shaded structures allows the homeowners to spend more time outside than indoors even on a sunny day as they take in the majesty of the French Riviera at its absolute best!
Despite the generous use of cold steely gray and bright white every room in the house has a snug inviting appeal thanks to the abundant use of natural elements. Wood wool and cleverly incorporated natural textures get this accomplished without ever disturbing the color scheme.