Designed in close collaboration with landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, this private family home feels distinct from its suburban context. The garden is a jungle, with a lagoon-like swimming pool and tropical plants. Hidden inside this lush environment, the house sits quietly and rationally. Its strength is in its simplicity: a crisp, square-set form clad in Travertine marble.
The structure of the home sets a primary block of accommodation to the rear of the site, with the entrance hall, dining room and living room stepping forward into the garden, like pavilions. The living room opens onto an expansive terrace, relaxing the definition between inside and outside.
The interior living spaces are configured carefully and straightforwardly, with a family room, kitchen and dining room on the ground floor and bedrooms upstairs. Interior spaces are of great scale yet with material simplicity. Walls and floors are all in concrete, with contrasting textural details in walnut and ponyskin.