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Bicton | River king
decision was made to eliminate the cellar
so we didn’t have to excavate so far,” he
explains. “Luckily for the client we were
able to find some extra room under the
stairs for wine storage.”
A pond and two large planters with
mature frangipanis greet you at the
expansive entrance landing, up an
external flight of steps to a courtyard.
The engineering and construction of this
first-floor slab required thought and
pre-planning, with the integration of
reticulation, electrics and waterproofing.
This forms the heart of the house, with the
living areas wrapping around it.
Glass louvres allow for cross-ventilation
and a cooling micro-climate in the
courtyard, which is accessed via stacker
doors behind a steel balustrade, allowing it
to be read as a balcony from the living room.
The materials and space offer the real star
power, smoothing the transition between
the indoors and outdoors. A palette of
natural stone, timber, white plaster and
grey polished dado render was chosen,
while oversized bronze aluminium battens
were applied to internal and external
screens to add warmth and variance.
“The tones are all very earthy – greys,
browns, bronze and black, which is lifted
by the clean glass and crisp whites,” says
Don of his palette selection. “The materials
are very similar for the internal and
04. The open-plan, galley-style kitchen and dining wing boasts
rich timber cabinetry and a striking 7.5m stainless steel bench.
Regal Cabinets in stained American Oak veneer are punctuated
by stainless steel Miele appliances. Eastern States Blackbutt
timber flooring by Granwood provides warmth against the cool
honed basalt granite, sourced by the owners.
05. A Le Corbusier vintage table frame with new glass-top
seats, paired with vintage chairs from Adelaide, which were
re-upholstered by Nino Tomaselli.
Custom, rich wood cabinetry and concealed doors create a
space free of barriers and limitations. The spacious kitchen
and dining room boast views through and around a glassy
pavilion, where the living room and study are located
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