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Soothing Modernism

Perfectly private and bordered by bush land, this level acreage block was a blank canvas for designer Michael Zias. With large, sweeping lawns and existing tennis court, an open-plan single level home that could sprawl out across the landscape was the ideal fit. Drawing on inspirations from 1960s architecture, Zias has amalgamated classic and contemporary tastes to produce a serene modern home.

Vast glass windows and expanses of natural limestone flooring blur the boundaries of the house to create a sense of outdoor living. Baw Baw dry stone walling has been used on blade walls that run through the home and into the landscape, again obscuring the distinction between indoor and outdoor while adding a sense of texture to the crisp, modern finishes of the house.

The soft and lush grassed area that surrounds the property offers textural and color relief to the stone finish and neutral hues of the pool and entertainment areas. The pool itself then offers an entirely new focal point of color, a turquoise blue which contrasts wonderfully with the cream-like stone pavers that surround it.

The end result is a calming home that perfectly blends contemporary and classic architectural styles and rests effortlessly within the space of its environment.