If living in the suburbs could ever be considered edgy, it would have to be in an unusual, unique and uncanny house such as this one. Odd angles abound, mixed materials define variegated spaces and above it all looms an incredible cantilevered bridge supporting gathering, living, cooking and eating spaces designed by Maddison Architects with views out in all directions.
Sleeping, bathing and more private programmatic activities are contained in concrete masonry section that is nearly the conceptual opposite of the bridge portion – buried, thick, heavy and solid. This section contrasts with the wide-open windowed expanses of the upper level, pierced holes at strategic points let in light and allow outside peaks only selectively.
The finishing materials come to complete the overall design in a spectacular mix of color and texture, bringing a modern stylish atmosphere to the site.
The modern and relatively minimalist interior design – while dynamic, contemporary and compelling in its own right – is ultimately much more unified than the exterior facade. A staircase slices boldly through the center of the structure, connecting the more reserved lower spaces to the spacious second floor. Warm woods and cool whites carry inside the aesthetic themes of dark steel and light masonry surfaces on the outside.