When less is more

Open-plan living and pared-back design combine to create an open, light-filled and functional space that's great for entertaining friends and family

The oversized concrete island is perfect for entertaining countertop, floor, flooring, furniture, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, real estate, room, table, wood, wood flooring, gray
The oversized concrete island is perfect for entertaining

The owners if this home wanted to avoid the ostentatious look, so architect Jesse Linardi of DKO Architecture opted for a more restrained design to achieve the modern luxe style.

The home's interior reflects this with a simple layout. It has an open-plan living area flowing right through the house from front to back, maximising both the view and the sun. 


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Views and the sun are maximised thanks to the open-plan living area flowing right through the house from front to back

In the kitchen, warm timbers reflect the home's exterior with a bank of oak veneer cabinets forming part of the central core. The refrigerator is integrated, and the door to the scullery and pantry is also concealed. 

The veneer cabinets are contrasted by an oversized solid concrete island that measures a massive 4m x 2m. This is a gathering space for friends and family and is ideal for entertaining. It can be used for both meal preparation and serving. The family living area is on the left.

The family living area is on the left floor, flooring, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, laminate flooring, living room, wood, wood flooring, gray
The family living area is on the left of the kitchen

There is plenty of additional storage and bench space within the scullery that comes in handy when the owners entertain.

In keeping with the demands of modern living, the rear facade is fully operable, with glazed sliding doors helping to blur the line between inside and out.

The rear facade is fully operable, with glazed architecture, ceiling, daylighting, floor, flooring, hardwood, house, interior design, laminate flooring, loft, real estate, wood, wood flooring, gray
The rear facade is fully operable, with glazed sliding doors helping to blur the line between inside and out.

The social areas of the kitchen, living room, barbecue and poolscape seamlessly morph to create one large entertainment hub.

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Dec 20, 2018
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