With smart architecture, a property’s negative elements can quickly turn into design positives. For this home, by Daniel Lomma Design, making the most of an oddly shaped site and achieving privacy from neighbours were two such factors.
The owners’ wish list for the home included optimising space on the awkward, modest site, relaxed open-plan living, and easy, seamless connections to a private outdoor living space at the rear, says house designer Daniel Lomma.
“However, this modern, two-storey family home was shaped by several factors, including council setback restrictions.”
The front facade is a balanced composition of stepped facades – meeting council bylaws and downplaying the scale of the home – and features various cladding treatments. These include plaster, powdercoated aluminium on the upper faces, and a flush panelling system on the garage door to downplay its presence.
“Plus a honeycomb, laser-cut aluminium screen provides an aesthetic feature. This screen element is also seen in other areas of the home.”
On entering the home, a turn of a corner brings guests directly into a massive open-plan living space with connected kitchen and dining area and lounge. The interiors appear to go on forever, but in reality almost half of what you see is actually an outdoor living space.