Today’s gallery features the Stonehawke house, a project crafted with environmental sensitivity by Base Architecture in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The Stonehawke House is part of a new development, keeping sustainability and harmony with nature as its prime focus. Wedged into a hillside in a heavily wooded, environmentally protected land, the “charred box” structure protrudes horizontally like fallen lumber.
A massive concrete pool structure provides an anchor for which the main body of the house wraps around. The appearance reflects the organic and raw materials surrounding, including sandstone and native trees. The combinations of horizontal and vertical protrusions on the structure, in fact, are meant to emulate tree forms.
The interior palette is unified by a contrasting dichotomy of slick natural wood and glossy white surfaces, providing a sort of cohesive variety to its aesthetic. Sliding external glass walls open the interior to sheltered, outdoor spaces, with shared flooring blurring the lines of what is inside and outside.
Central entryway rises on wood staircase off the car space on the first level, with stairs leading upwards toward the main body of the house. The top level is also ground level, since the home rises along with the large natural slope of the hill, with its own expansive patio and backyard spaces extending from the open central living area.
Stone work around the home, along with native local flora, help the project achieve minimal interruption to the natural surroundings.
We hope you’re as intrigued as we have been by this striking, modern creation.
Beautiful modern home built with wood and steel by Base Architecture – hillside view.
Here we see the “charred box” design protruding from the hillside, hovering over paring space with the help of metal supports. The tiered rock surfaces gently raise the surrounding yard along with the natural slope.
As seen from the low side road, the multi-sectioned home appears as a full three stories tall, with imposing sharp angles standing in contrast with the natural surroundings.
From this angle we see both internal and external sides of the home, with lush natural wood throughout a living room space featuring brown leather sofas and built-in wall shelving, while the wraparound concrete reflective pool is seen at right.
Within the main open space we see the living room flowing into the kitchen area, with floor to ceiling external glass affording wide views outdoors.
The living room is clad in rich natural wood, extending out onto furnished, sheltered patio space.
The rear of the home, on the top floor, meets up at ground level as the hill rises. Large carved stone retaining wall carves out a grassy yard space, while rich hardwood patio with built-in seating extends from the open central area of the home.
Profile view of the front facade, with white slats partially concealing concrete pool structure.
Here’s the central open space on the top floor, with large natural wood dining table on left, before living room, and darker wood patio with built-in bench seating at right.
View from the kitchen over dining room table showcases the lush natural wood cabinetry and wall surfaces, open hardwood patio, and upward slope of the land.
The kitchen is awash in the contrast of natural wood and glossy white surfaces, exemplified by the large white and wood island with built-in shelving and dining space. Minimalist cabinetry design complements wood paneling at left.
Bedroom features more of the natural hardwood flooring and wall panels, with white drawers for contrast. Large sliding glass door provides direct patio access.
Bathroom opens directly from bedroom, with grey tiling throughout and unique wood and metal rails on wall before glass door shower.
Ultra modern bathroom features continuous white slab countertop and built-in, under-lit wall shelving strip beneath mirrors and cabinetry. Glass door shower flows seamlessly.
On the right of the central hallway is this children’s space, with white low-slung wall divide holding built-in storage for playthings and soft beige carpeting.
Main staircase continues expanse of white and natural wood contrast, with clever pockets of light filtering through.
Rear of the home as seen at night. Unique light cube in natural wood frame illuminates the patio space, in front of expanse of sliding glass.
Angled view of the entire home highlights the main cubic structure, along with white and natural wood details cut into the structure, over sloped environment.
View at night of the home fully illuminated from within, with light sources peeking through angular openings throughout. Wood staircase on right leads to main entryway.
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