Gallery featuring images of the gorgeous, modern Minterne Road project, a home designed by David James Architects.
This is an International Design & Architecture Award winning, five bedroom contemporary house in a sought-after location, sporting a double garage, media room, and sun lounge. Full height glazing wraps the vast majority of the exterior.
With massive expanses of glass, both straight and curved, the home is truly open design in more ways than one. The sprawling open-plan interior connects various rooms over expanses of hardwood flooring, bathed in the natural light of day. At night, the interior glows over the surrounding landscape, with privacy granted by an immaculately crafted wall of greenery.
Interesting features to note include the expansive balconies wrapping every level of the home, shrouded in frameless glass walls for maximum visibility. Each level boasts sliding glass doors to complement the full height glazing, allowing for ease of access to the outdoors, blurring the line between inside and out.
Both an office space and master bedroom are wrapped in curved glass at the front of the structure, an organic shape protruding from the more angular main body of the home. At top, surrounded by expansive balcony space, stands a sun room beneath an angled roof.
Approaching over the intricate brick driveway, we are immediately impressed by the three stories of full height glazing, allowing the brightly lit interior to spill outward. The bespoke mixture of brick, metal, and glass creates a subtle tension in the look. Photograph by Alex Campbell.
Seen in the bright light of day, the layers of glass sandwiched between metal and concrete levels create a sparkling impression. Large curved glass sections are particularly vibrant and surprising.
With a raised perspective, we see the first of three wraparound balconies, framed in glass. The varied levels, along with expanses of glass, afford wide vistas for the residents. A distinctly manicured set of greenery frames the residence. Photograph by Alex Campbell.
Above the garage, we see the rich hardwood deck cladding on the first balcony, here before the glass railing wall was installed. The brick structure stands as the root of the building.
Moving indoors, we see the open-plan space at the heart of the home, containing kitchen, dining, and a living room area over rich hardwood flooring. The sleekly modern kitchen sports dark toned wood and white cabinetry, while the black glass dining table and bright orange living room sofa add bold contrast and color.
The master bedroom, on an upper floor, enjoys panoramic views courtesy of the wraparound full height glazing and unobstructed surroundings. The simple, cleanly designed room features a small table at the foot of the bed, and ultra-modern chaise lounge at left. Photograph by Alex Campbell.
Near the front door, we see the base of the immaculately curved staircase, connecting all levels of the home. Rich natural wood and white walls mix for a traditional look in this part of the home.
The vertiginous stairwell void is topped by a geometric glass dome, allowing for ample sunlight throughout the space. The intricate stair design flaunts organic curves that obscure each level from below.
This circular space enjoys the wraparound, curved glass treatment seen in the master bedroom, with a pair of sliding doors at center opening to the vast balcony. Natural wood exposed beams add an element of rich nature to the modern space.
The bathroom features large format granite wall tiling over a pristine white floor, with floating natural wood vanity at center. A glass enclosed walk-in shower fills the space at right. Photograph by Alex Campbell.
Here we return to the front entry outside the home, witnessing the sunlight passing through large expanses of floor to ceiling glass on this unique home. The organic curves and open plan make for a striking appearance inside and out.
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