Welcome to our gallery featuring the modern, elegant Inkerman Road project, a home designed by C.O.S. Design.
This unique duplex property flaunts a boldly modern mixture of classic materials and innovative design.
As with other C.O.S. projects, the home features a fluid interplay between the home itself and the surrounding landscape.
That landscape is, of course, a highly manicured place that feels as deliberate and aesthetically shaped as the house it surrounds. With landscape architects on staff, the team brings experience, skill, and unique creativity to each individual project.
C.O.S. Design was formed in early 2000 by Steve Taylor, quickly becoming one of the Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded design firms. Their work has been featured on our site before and receives regular praise for its dynamic, balanced, and holistic approach to home and landscape design.
The home before you has been crafted with a sense of purposeful grace, both minimalist and rich with material and design flourishes that set it apart from the average modern home.
The first thing you’ll notice is the bold contrast of the exterior, with massive stretches of black, white, and rich natural wood surfaces mixing to dramatic effect.
The stark contrast of materials is a sharp counterpoint to the uniform interplay of shapes and space in the home design, with every necessary part interlocking with every other component in a sympathetic relationship.
There are several intriguing design flourishes that can be spotted immediately, including the louvered panels which provide shade and privacy to the upper level, rising above the white garage structures. On the rear of the home, you’ll witness wraparound glazing that truly integrates the interior with the outdoors.
The entire home is an immaculate exercise in restrained modern design. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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Getting an angled street view of the project, we can see the identical white framed garages, each sporting a rich timber door that matches the dividing fence, supporting the black hued upper section of the structure.
The upper level structure can be almost seen through, with a set of louvers covering the entire front facade. This makes for fantastic shade management and privacy from the public facing side of the home.
The rear of the home is where the real magic happens, with an open design and large panels of glass that integrate the living room with the surrounding patio. Rich wood cladding is dotted with greenery and interesting water features. The interior space seamlessly integrates with the outdoors here.
The patio is an exercise in rich minimalism, with sumptuous timber flooring and privacy fending that wraps the entire space, dotted with manicured plant life. Novel white bean chairs and a traditional picnic table make for a truly useful space.
Here’s a close look at the unique cubic water feature, filled with polished stones and spilling into a wraparound bed of stones. Down the length of the patio we can see into the interior of the home via large expanses of glass.
Here we take a second look at the patio, this time during the bright light of day. The carefully chosen foliage and slim plank fence ensure privacy and comfort in this exquisitely crafted outdoor space.
Returning to the front of the home, we can get a close look at the garden features, including a bespoke wood piece with the glowing address etched in. The rectangular steps are settled into a bed of polished stones and strategically lit via a set of subtle black ground lights.
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