One of the first things you notice about the penthouse is the presence of a remarkable South East Asian art collection that steals the show at every turn. While the style of the interior remains in line with the typical New York high-rise the extensive use of glass ensures that each space flows into the next.
But the chic in Western Australia is a beautiful example of a residence that finds the elusive balance between comfort and aesthetics. A project that was jointly shaped by Craig Sheiles Homes & the house embraces an that brings together several different themes in a subtle fashion.
Spread across three different levels each floor of the house opens up to the lovely backyard and genuinely seems like a natural extension of the previous level. The ground floor features a home gym spa game room laundry and the nanny quarters. The first level houses the master bedroom and bath along with two other bedrooms and the guest rooms. A terrace hot tub accessible through the master suite adds to the opulence of the home.
While respecting the design of the original structure and its overall form the extension project added a full floor a front and a rear wing that were more modern in design. One of the defining traits of the residence is the use of custom-made operable louvers that usher in ample light both inside the living spaces and in the bathroom. The outdoor courtyard is visually connected with the indoors thanks to the sliding glass doors while a monochromatic color scheme in black and white keeps the home uncluttered and elegant.
The large glass doors also bring in ample natural ventilation that illuminates the adjacent dining area and the kitchen. A sleek modern kitchen with metallic finishes and a vintage dining area with homemade DIY pendants add to the inimitable charm of the residence.
Having a house that is located on an unusually steep site right next to a public garden comes with a unique set of challenges. But designing such a house becomes even more difficult when the owners wish to enjoy unabated views of the city skyline while maintaining a decent level of privacy.
Crafted by MU Architecture to take complete advantage of the beautiful surrounding landscape the home features large sliding glass doors and windows that offer some much needed visual and textural contrast. The ground floor embraces this overdose of wood with an entry that is completely covered with wooden panels.