Yarra House by Leeton Pointon & Susi Leeton Architects

Wed, Nov 17, 2010

Luxury Home

This stunning house is a result of colaboration of Leeton Pointon Architects, Susi Leeton Architects and Allison Pye Interiors. The Yarra House, located in Melbourne, Australia was the winner of the 2009 Australian Interior Design Awards in the category of ‘Color in Residential Interiors’.

Here is more info from the architects: A carefully considered response to a very steep site with understated ‘mute’, gently sloping, roughly rendered walls and a curved concrete roof.  Celebrating modern Australian family life, a generosity of space without ostentation that is practical and serviceable.

A fluidity of surfaces is witnessed as floors become walls; walls become ceilings; and ceiling opens up to sky. Light cascades down oak and white plastered surfaces. It washes over limestone and marble, illuminating art, furniture and every handcrafted and natural surface throughout the house.

The focal point and central pivot of the house is a sculptural circular stair. This transitional element divides the entire double-storey space as it stretches out under a steep exterior site.  Materiality was the primary factor in the selection of timbers, stone and every other interior feature.

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