Presenting a strikingly modern street façade, this home welcomes guests through an oversized Australian hardwood door to reveal an impressive 25-meter-long lap pool.
The abode is replete with luxurious and practical features, including a theatre room and a climate-controlled underground cellar, which transform the brief of a contemporary, architecturally driven, and lifestyle focused design into a reality. The layout was carefully taken into consideration, allowing for separate living zones for children and adults.
Contrasting black and white tones have been used cleverly to enhance different features, from the marble hearths to the large double-glazed windows. The clean, bold lines of the design are juxtaposed by timber ﬂooring, which bring warmth into the monochromatic design, creating a feel of effortless luxury.
The architectural façade showcases a strong Modernist form, with a refined combination of materials and colours, including painted and natural smooth render finishes, and a combination of selected Alucobond elements.
The home has been designed with seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor living zones; ﬂoor-to-ceiling windows ensure effortless engagement between the two spaces. With perfect visibility of the backyard from the open-plan kitchen, a delicious dinner can be cooked while also keeping an eye on playing children.
The overall proportions of the design are clean and sophisticated, and the private, resort-style courtyard can be viewed from all living areas within the house.
There were a few obstacles to overcome in the creation of this luxurious home, including the need to maintain privacy from the main road and neighbouring houses, while also optimising the surrounding views. However, the implementation of this complex design was precise, ensuring that the high-quality home will stand the test of time.
Insulation was also implemented within all internal and external walls, and between ﬂoors and ceilings, minimising extraneous sound and heat transfer to ensure a high level of comfort within the interior environment.
Stonehaven Homes is proud to create homes that are not only beautiful, but also environmentally conscious; this particular dwelling has a six-star energy rating which was achieved through the implementation of several eco-friendly features.
The home promotes sustainable living through the incorporation of double-glazing on all external windows, while interior sun exposure is controlled by the inclusion of grand cantilevers over the first ﬂoor. Likewise, mechanised external blinds control the harsh rays of the sun, keeping the home cool in the summer months.
The residence has been built to maximise thermal insulation in all walls, ﬂoors and ceilings, and natural ventilation has been facilitated via strategically placed windows and sliding doors. A solar hot water service with gas booster and provisions for voltaic power panels to be installed in the future are further examples of energy saving features within the home.
Stonehaven Homes is a boutique building company, based in metropolitan Melbourne. The company privileges a collaborative, client-driven process that results in exceptional properties, which stand out from the crowd.
Dedicated to excellence, the team seamlessly integrates interior and exterior zones with an atmosphere of total comfort and indulgence. While Stonehaven Homes typically undertakes local projects, it welcomes inquiries, and has previously conducted projects in regional areas.
The company builds around 10 homes each year, and maintains a steadfast dedication to high-quality design, every time. With an impressive number of accolades from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and the Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV), Stonehaven Homes showcases a combination of exquisite style, careful detailing, and inspiring craftsmanship.