Contemporary Exterior Design Ideas

Leppington House
Leppington House
William Mallat / PhotographerWilliam Mallat / Photographer
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WA, Giorgi
WA, Giorgi
Faultless is how the judges described this beautiful home. Masterfully constructed with a layout designed to maximise the northern light and shield the outdoor areas from the weather. This home radiated class and elegance with excellent ambience and aesthetic throughout.
Warton Residence
Warton Residence
Cast StudioCast Studio
Photography: Acorn Photography - Rob Frith Media Styling: Jo Carmichael Interiors
Hood House
Hood House
Mihaly SlocombeMihaly Slocombe
Hood House is a playful protector that respects the heritage character of Carlton North whilst celebrating purposeful change. It is a luxurious yet compact and hyper-functional home defined by an exploration of contrast: it is ornamental and restrained, subdued and lively, stately and casual, compartmental and open. For us, it is also a project with an unusual history. This dual-natured renovation evolved through the ownership of two separate clients. Originally intended to accommodate the needs of a young family of four, we shifted gears at the eleventh hour and adapted a thoroughly resolved design solution to the needs of only two. From a young, nuclear family to a blended adult one, our design solution was put to a test of flexibility. The result is a subtle renovation almost invisible from the street yet dramatic in its expressive qualities. An oblique view from the northwest reveals the playful zigzag of the new roof, the rippling metal hood. This is a form-making exercise that connects old to new as well as establishing spatial drama in what might otherwise have been utilitarian rooms upstairs. A simple palette of Australian hardwood timbers and white surfaces are complimented by tactile splashes of brass and rich moments of colour that reveal themselves from behind closed doors. Our internal joke is that Hood House is like Lazarus, risen from the ashes. We’re grateful that almost six years of hard work have culminated in this beautiful, protective and playful house, and so pleased that Glenda and Alistair get to call it home.
Rosebud beach side home
Rosebud beach side home
Jasmine McClelland DesignJasmine McClelland Design
Car port and side view of architecturally designed beach-side home with surprising pops of yellow.

Contemporary Exterior Design Ideas

Open Shut House
Open Shut House
WALAWALA
The upper level timber shutters can be independently operated by the occupants to control their desired levels of privacy and sunlight. Large glazed pivot doors, when open, fluidly and seamlessly connect the inside and outside spaces. Photo by Dave Kulesza.
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