Pavillion House

Photographer: Sarah Rowlands Photography

 

Three contrasting forms come together in this family home – which was a solution to the challenge of a long and very narrow site and consciously fits in with its surrounding neighbours and the wider Redcliffs neighbourhood context.

The brief was for an easy to navigate, functional family home that would capture the sun and maintain a strong connection to the outdoor spaces and greenery.

The narrow nature of the site running east to west meant the advantage of a long site frontage facing north- all the rooms in the house are filled with light. Circulation areas were assigned to the back of the house and rooms ran east to west following the site- achieving a simple, easy to read floor plan.

Garden strips were established along the northern and southern boundaries so that views out from rooms always provided a visual connection to the greenery. The generous pavilion roof continues over the sheltered outdoor room which then connects to the main lawn. The pavilion also flows out onto an expansive floating deck via a band of sliding doors creating easy indoor-outdoor flow.

A modest frontage to the street gives the viewer only a hint of the architectural surprises which are revealed only as you venture into the site. The pitch-black steeped form which comprises the first floor and dramatic double-height entry peaks behind the lower front of the house. Beyond the steeped form, the house drops down again to form an elegant elongated pavilion housing the living spaces which lead out into the outdoor room.

The house also offers multi-purpose shared spaces perfect for family life. A study forms an intermediary space between the private bedrooms and living areas, floating feature timber stairs lead to the private master bedroom on the first floor, the living, dining and kitchen are naturally open plan and the outdoor room also functions as a second living area.

Related articles

NEFF Coffee Machine and Warming Drawer

Indulgence in every single cup. Our fully automatic coffee machines allow you to prepare coffee to a professional standard at home. Thanks to the innovative technology, coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Caffe Latte and more are always perfectly crafted.

Warming drawers are a must for the serious cook. They’re useful and versatile and help with the preparation and timing of meals. Easily accessible on smooth telescopic runners, a warming drawer will not only heat plates before serving up, but keep pre-cooked food warm too. As well as warming, they can be used to defrost delicate foods, melt chocolate, make yoghurt and even prove dough. Plus, the heated ceramic base allows you to easily wipe away any spillages.

View supplier website

NEFF Dishwasher

Whether you’re hosting a full-scale dinner party or cooking a meal for one, our dishwashers can handle anything from bulky pans and casserole dishes to delicate glasses and fine china. Innovations like our flex basket and flex drawer systems provide the complete flexibility needed for the way we cook today.

View supplier website

NEFF Rangehood

When you’ve cooked up a storm in the kitchen and need to clear the air before your guests arrive, a NEFF rangehood will do the job perfectly. A must-have in any kitchen, the rangehood is often the first thing people see, so we have a range of styles to create the impact you’re looking for. We ensure our rangehoods are whisper quiet, with perfect lighting, to complete the warm atmosphere that comes with a NEFF kitchen.

View supplier website

NEFF Induction Cooktop

For entertainers, professional cooks or large families, our induction cooktops provide smart solutions for demanding requirements. With FlexInduction you now have greater flexibility and freedom to position pans of any size, anywhere you wish on the cooktop.

The FlexInduction cooking zone automatically detects the number, size and shape of the pots and pans used and heats up precisely

where it’s needed. But there’s more to our induction cooktops to guide you to a tasty result. Take the TwistPad Fire, which puts heat at your fingertips. A simple rotating motion with your finger on the removable dial allows you to set the temperature.

View supplier website