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guest bedroom, creating easy living for
e upstairs area can also function
independently, with a kitchenette, second
bathroom, two more bedrooms and living
area making it perfect for guests and
potential buyers with a family.
Despite all these rooms fitting onto a
block size of just 405sqm, the practical
design of the home gives it an overwhelming
sense of space.
It's something Nanda considers integral to
all her work.
"People appreciate good flow and
functionality in a house," she says. "I've
always thought that when you've got good
functional design, then you're off to a really
But creating the sleek, seamless design
was not as easy as it looks, as the block drops
1.5 metres halfway back.
"Because there's not a lot of room before
you get that drop, we didn't want to put any
rooms that needed privacy right at the front
of the house," says Nanda.
Using the glass façade in this area made
the most of the property's beautiful views
across Shenton Park while also serving a
In conjunction with large windows at the
back of the house, it allows volumes of light
to pass through rooms otherwise lacking.
" e hardest part was getting light into
the middle section because of the drop," says
Nanda. "Like in the laundry we had to steal
some light from the foyer, and in the powder
room we had to steal some light from the
Positioning the home theatre behind the
front wall meant two smaller windows
next to the feature piers could remain dark
Another practical consideration to the
façade was creating the modern, self-
" e stairs were a lot of work because
there's nothing really for them to hinge
off," Nanda says. " e idea was to make it
transparent enough to see the view from
inside, but also you can see the structure of
the stairs from outside which makes it quite
intriguing to look at."
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