Nov 1, 2012

Simplicity of Line :: concrete, white oak, sunshine...

If you like your houses cast in golden sunshine,
where overscaled windows allow daylight to play upon floors of creamy travertine,
where walls of pre-cast concrete and ceilings of soaring heights create a simplicity of line,
then this little number by Simon Stokes Architects may just tickle your fancy.

Black window frames are prim and sleek against those pre-cast walls:
an element which repeats internally and externally. 
The neon glow of a yellow stripe along the pool's edge draws the eye outwards,
and is mirrored in the golden globes of fruit upon the lemon tree. 
Subtle? Yes, but very effective.

And while there are the usual suspects of beautiful finishes and materials
(in this case, white oak floors, calacatta marble and such),
which always create an elegant ambience,
it is the generosity of simplicity which enhances the quiet feel of this home.
Allowing the artwork to hold its own,
I can see a multitude of furnishing styles sitting quite happily in this setting.

It's a restful building, 
of the type which is comforting to retreat back home to:
not fussy, not elaborate, just quietly exciting.
And all because of that simplicity of line...

Would you like to live here?

property location :: 17a halifax st brighton, melbourne
agents and images :: kay & burton
additional images :: simon stokes architects


  1. This is my kind of home...wonderful openness, walls of glass, high ceilings...all of which adapt to any type of decoration one likes. Yes, I would love to live here. xx's

  2. I'm not always in love with modern architecture but this house is wonderful - modern yet warm. I would love to move right in! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  3. I would live there but feel I would have to give up my messy boys and their dad as they would have this space cluttered and unruly in under 2 weeks :>(


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