Welcome to our gallery shining a spotlight on the striking Wilden Street house, a project designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects.
The Wilden Street house is a progressive and ambitious transformation of a derelict pre-war cottage, situated on a gorgeous plot in Paddington, Brisbane. Despite the steep landscape, the house nestles into the earth, offering complete privacy and a leafy, flat backyard that provides north-east facing city views.
The house itself offers unprecedented space and volume to achieve a generous family home, a feat rarely possible on smaller plots. The design explores sharp, chiseled forms in the architectural expression and interior resolution, resulting in warm and dynamic interior volumes that are flooded with light from above.
The craftsmanship of the house is one of its greatest attributes with a timeless and seamless execution of joinery, cabinetry, and detail. The equal focus on indoor and outdoor living culminates in a double height outdoor living space that frames city views and connects to the garden and dramatic pool.
The rear of the house offers a surprising detail in the form of a deeply expressed timber façade that punctuates the end of the house and also contains the primary suite.
This is an ambitious house that was made possible through a close relationship between client, architect, and builder, the quality of which is manifest in every detail.
We hope you enjoy this beautiful home by Shaun Lockyer Architects!
Photography by: Scott Burrows
In the full view of the home exterior, we see the bedroom extension looming over a sheltered patio space, connecting directly to the living room via retractible sliding glass panels.
Here’s a glimpse out the front of the home, showing the immense sense of privacy and coziness granted by the home’s placement in the landscape. Concrete, brick, and rich wood panels create a timeless mixture.
The large, sheltered patio space includes a full dining set and relaxing chairs matching the tones of the interior. This helps blur the line between indoors and out.
The living room itself is awash in natural wood tones and bright whites. A lengthy array of retractable window panels along the right wall opens the space even more to the fresh air of outdoors.
The neutral grey sectional stands next to this trio of natural wood tables over a pastel rainbow area rug. In the background, we see the kitchen as part of this open-plan area.
A wide profile view showcases the flow from outdoors on into the home, with natural wood and charcoal tones visually connecting the progression. The open-plan interior seamlessly blends the living and kitchen spaces.
The kitchen hosts grey marble backsplash over sleek white countertops and cabinetry. Beyond, we see the front entrance in the distance, with an open dining room in between.
The sleek white kitchen island and natural wood wrapped dividing wall bracket the modern kitchen. A massive staircase, running central to the home, holds a unique geometric shelving system below.
In this central open space, the dining table sits below an overlooking upper floor, with louvered panels allowing the bedrooms to open up.
In this open space, we see the dining room defined by its relationship to the staircase. Rich hardwood tones spread everywhere, contrasting perfectly with the white and dark grey hues.
This upper floor hall continues the swath of rich hardwood flooring, beneath textured walls and abundant natural light, courtesy of skylights throughout.
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