schulberg demkiw wraps symmetrical beach avenue house in timber
 
schulberg demkiw wraps symmetrical beach avenue house in timber
sep 03, 2015

schulberg demkiw wraps symmetrical beach avenue house in timber

schulberg demkiw wraps symmetrical beach avenue house in timber
photography by derek swalwell

 

 

 

distinguished by its solid, vertical timber-clad façade, this suburban melbourne property by schulberg demkiw architects utilizes internal courtyards, wooden screens and greenery to form a comfortable and private family home. without compromising the natural light, the three level space has seamlessly integrated light wells and indoor garden courtyards to promote a calm and almost japanese-influenced interior.

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indoor and outdoor spaces have been seamlessly integrated together

 

 

 

along with a refined material palette, the blend of wood and concrete surfaces creates a comfortable background, framing the muted decoration used throughout. the central staircase, semi-closed off by timber fins, cuts and connects the floors together. this play on transparency is an interesting addition, bringing the house together.

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the open-plan ground floor contains the kitchen and living room

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a central timber staircase sits at the core of the house

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the use of lightwells throughout brings light into the home

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the generous living room

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timber kitchen

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the bathroom

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a small outdoor courtyard sits adjacent to the kitchen

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upper level bedroom

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the refined interiors has touches of japanese influence

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entrance to the suburban family property

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