A home to grow into as well as a welcoming space for entertaining provided the central focus points for this particular project designed by FGR Architects and built by ID Property Group. A haven of Sistine height and space, this family home makes a case for embracing natural light and materials comprehensively.
The sleek angled façade welcomes visitors into its modernist wake, giving us hints of what is to come inside. Walking into the main living area, our eyes take flight to the sheer height and width of the periphery. Feras Raffoul of FGR informs us that the central living room links to almost every segment of the home which is seen by the glass walls lining the second storey, counteracting any perception of flatness common to Modernist interior design.
Intentional use of simple but solid materials such as concrete, glass and timber cleverly and naturally reiterate the crisp, angular lines which govern the entire property. But warmth is not lost, quite literally thanks to the east-facing windows that flood floor to ceiling with generous amounts of sunlight in the morning. American oak and blackbutt cladding combined with a simple colour palette chosen by Hunter May Designs bring out the best of the homes pristine, spartan quality. Minimalist warmth is achieved through the careful planning of materials and colour which gratifies both the need of clean simplicity as well as plush comfort.
Creating indoor outdoor spaces has been highly considered in the home, highlighted in the barbecue area adjoining the kitchen, offering an easygoing place to relax and entertain outdoors. Glass-stacked doors divide the interior and exterior spaces without blocking any visual space, while bringing the timber-lined canopy ceiling all the way outside creates a subtle sense of continuity. Being a family home, the novelty, café cubby house at the back provides hours of fun for the children and is also charmingly a mini version of the house itself.
Versatility for leisure and living is a goal well achieved from the brains behind this project. Thanks to FGR’s loft-like, open planned design values and a sturdy build from ID Property Group, this home is sure to see the family through many years to come.