165 Stuart Street, Blakehurst
A luxury private home with 180 degree views over the George’s River. The clients brief was that the home needs to: “respect the natural character of the site and emphasize the intrinsic beauty of its location, as well as encompass the different outlooks across the horizon.” The outcome was a contemporary masterpiece with a dynamic and contrasting visual and spatial dialogue of building and the landscape. There is an ever-changing interplay of space and light during the course of the day and the creation of zones for different levels of activity and communication within the building. There is a mix of simplicity and rich textures, with opportunities for sophistication and relaxation, togetherness and solitude. Externally, the design and modern dimensions of this architectural gem make it a standout. Internally, the architecture becomes a series of frames for the view with light flowing naturally inside, a restrained colour palette and external screens controlling and filtering the direct sun.