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    Hewlett House

    This striking three-storey residence sits on a hillside in Bronte, close to the coastline.

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    Project - 26.02.2015

    This striking three-storey residence sits on a hillside in Bronte, close to the coastline. It was designed as the home for a builder who specialises in complicated concrete shapes, so the owner was open to ideas that utilised his ability to build complex forms and intricate details.

    The brief was for a modern family home to accommodate a couple and their three children. The design places the living spaces on the upper floor to make best use of the spectacular views and light. The bedrooms are located on the middle floor as this was more private and enclosed. The lowest floor has a rumpus area linking the garden and swimming pool to the house.

    The underlying design intent was to explore the notion of "prospect and refuge" within a contemporary family house. The "prospect" was the beach and coast views to the south of the site. The "refuge" was the other desirable character where we created a quality of space that provides a sense of sanctuary, enclosure and comfort.

     

    The house boldly sits as a modern insertion into the typically poor building stock of its surrounding environment. The context is of varying building styles, scales and materials so the house creates a deliberate contrast in form and colour. The homogenous appearance of the house allows the forms to be emphasised by sun and shadow with the play of light continually shifting and moving with the path of the sun.

    Pieces from Living Edge compliment all levels of the interior, with a focus on classic pieces in neutral tones that lend a sense of timelessness and quality to the iconic home.

    Products featured in this project

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    Eames® Moulded Plywood Chair (Dining) DCM in Walnut with Chrome Finish Herman Miller
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