Incredible Open Design Balaclava Road House

Gallery featuring pictures of the incredible open design Balaclava Road house, a stunning modern space with fluid sense of indoors and outdoors.
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Incredible Open Design Balaclava Road House

Welcome to our gallery featuring the incredibly innovative Balaclava Road house designed by David McCallum of DDB Design with landscaping by  C.O.S. Designs.

This striking home design features a dynamic sense of indoors and out, with a surprising floor plan.

The mixture of contemporary style and traditional elements has resulted in a truly unique home design.

The clients were looking for a sleek looking yet timeless outdoor space, fully integrated into the home. This would allow for informal alfresco dining and entertaining within and without the structure.

The outdoor space contains a striking, sharp edged swimming pool, surrounded by minimal but important plant life and a rich natural wood deck. It’s an expansive place with plenty of room for walking and relaxing.

The garden boasts a minimalist, almost Zen-like charm, filling out a lengthy strip of land along the patio area as well as dotting the home inside and out via large pots. Here we see bamboo, Japanese maple, cycads, and cliveas.

The clean lines, floating benches, and unified color palette of this space creates a cohesive, balanced look that stands outside of time.

The aforementioned bamboo helps provide privacy from the neighboring properties, while offering a lush backdrop to the patio area. The other plants provide artistic living sculptures throughout the home, indoors and out.

This outdoor space features raven charcoal granite with feature pads of alpine white ground polished concrete as a base, matching the exterior tones of the home itself. The deck is spotted gum timber, bringing a warmth and softness to the look.

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Landscape Design: Steve Taylor of COS Design
Builder: David McCallum of DDB Design and Build

Here's a look at the house from the street, an almost wholly private affair with shaded windows spanning the upper floor and a thick dark fence wrapping the property.

Here’s a look at the house from the street, an almost wholly private affair with shaded windows spanning the upper floor and a thick dark fence wrapping the property.

The incredibly open design of the home means that spaces like this outdoor dining area can be as well accommodated as those inside. To the left is the lengthy deck and home, while a grill and cooking countertop appears at right.

The incredibly open design of the home means that spaces like this outdoor dining area can be as well accommodated as those inside. To the left is the lengthy deck and home, while a grill and cooking countertop appears at right.

Seen from the opposite side, we can take in the fluid floor plan, expanding from indoors and layering over various materials in different segments of the patio space.

Seen from the opposite side, we can take in the fluid floor plan, expanding from indoors and layering over various materials in different segments of the patio space.

The expansive timber deck works as a bridge between the home itself and the granite flooring of the dining area. Above, an extended overhang provides protection from the elements.

The expansive timber deck works as a bridge between the home itself and the granite flooring of the dining area. Above, an extended overhang provides protection from the elements.

Here we see the carefully balanced interplay of elements, as white house structure meets black metal support beams above the rich hardwood and granite flooring. The sleek fence is supplemented by greenery.

Here we see the carefully balanced interplay of elements, as white house structure meets black metal support beams above the rich hardwood and granite flooring. The sleek fence is supplemented by greenery.

The striking pool design is wrapped by bamboo at left and the house itself on the right. This exquisite design is as sharply considered as the structure itself.

The striking pool design is wrapped by bamboo at left and the house itself on the right. This exquisite design is as sharply considered as the structure itself.

The large fence and bamboo growth creates a supremely private space in this outdoor area, with the pool at center. Unique water features run out from beneath the bamboo, filling the pool.


The large fence and bamboo growth creates a supremely private space in this outdoor area, with the pool at center. Unique water features run out from beneath the bamboo, filling the pool.

With the large glass doors fully opened, the indoor and outdoor portions of this home are completely integrated. The starkly modern interior meshes perfectly with the patio.

With the large glass doors fully opened, the indoor and outdoor portions of this home are completely integrated. The starkly modern interior meshes perfectly with the patio.

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