The angularity of this house, currently for sale at Hawthorn, Melbourne,
has been mirrored in the angularity of the garden,
yet both have warmth and softness.
I love this stepping stone path through the lawn - it's a little bit fun.
The swimming pool joins in the game,
with stepped corners of different heights and materials.
And the interiors play too - with mezzanines, step-down dens and cosy zones.
I love this theatrical effect of varying floor & ceiling levels in a house.
Not always practical - but for those who are able bodied,
it's a very fun way to bring in some drama to the architecture.
It helps to define "zones" without actually having walls,
and in open plan living, that can be a wonderful thing.
Would you like to live here?
property location :: 3 chesterfield ave malvern melbourne