From the dramatic double-height entrance, family and guests quickly arrive at the large, open-plan kitchen, dining and living area that is the heart of the home. In turn, the dining area and adjacent living area open up via full-height stacker and sliding doors to a lawn, an alfresco living area, landscaped gardens and the pool.
Even the kitchen offers glimpses out to the lawn and pool, while an activity room also opens to the rear indoor-outdoor environment. This room is designed to offer flexibility and can double as a guest bedroom or gym. Beyond the activity room, at the end of the home, there is a powder room easily accessed from the pool.
“The wide use of glass operable walls and architectural vistas through the interior draw the eye towards the lawn, pool and landscaped garden as well as to the canopy of the nature reserve beyond,” Lomma says.
“In addition, the home’s earthy interior palette blends with and complements the verdant reserve outlooks.
“The close collaboration between interior designer Dominik Karl and myself was pivotal to the look of the interiors and detailing. Mondo Landscapes transformed the outdoor spaces.”
Upstairs there are the master suite, three other bedrooms, a retreat and the family bathroom. This level includes an external architectural frame complete with operable louvres, which both defines and shelters the alfresco dining directly below.
And back on the ground floor, the light-filled home office with its own external entry is another example of room versatility, at the same time helping to future proof the home.
“We designed the office-study with a storage room with a cavity sliding door,” says Lomma.
“This end storage area can double as a wardrobe if the study is ever used either as a guest room or an easy-access master bedroom in the future.”
Lastly, privacy to the backyard, pool and outdoor living areas is achieved through clever use of angled slat fencing. Besides screening the street, this also provides the open aspect required by council regulations.
Daniel Lomma, Daniel Lomma Design
to first floor; Supergres South Gold
and Stone 01 by Marstood to ground floor
Caesarstone in Statuario Nuvo on island; Caesarstone in Snow on back benchtop
Franke Bolero double sink
Fisher & Paykel
Villeroy & Boch, from Sea of White
Travel South Gold by
Look Tile, from Ceramic Tile Supplies; Downtown Bianco Lappato, from Ceramic Tile Supplies
– two-piece aluminium battens; concrete masonry blocks, split face and smooth, by Brikmakers
Zaza Aluminium Windows & Doors
Satin Lacquer to match Polytec Bone White
Franke Focus E2 Gooseneck Sink Mixer, from Sea of White
Polytec Legato in Bone White, from International Cabinets
Sheraton Dolce Vita Oval Freestanding Bath, from Sea of White
Hansgrohe Logis basin mixer, chrome, from Sea of White
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Homes – Winner
08 Dec, 2019
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