Even when the picket fence is not in the center of attention it’s hard to imagine the yard without it. The focal point is undoubtedly the house and the fence may be hidden among the tall flowers but just catching a glimpse of it can be felt upon the ambiance of the whole home!
This effect is even more profound in case of natural light and the in is a perfect example of how creative design can usher in sunlight into the most improbable places! Designed by Ben Callery Architects the rear extension of this narrow brick house in Melbourne relies on a roof that curves towards the sky to fill its living area with sunlight.
A unique feature of the house is its distinctive pitched roof and polygon façade that were largely determined by the slope of the site local building norms and a desire of the homeowners to combine privacy with unabated views.
The entrance from the street leads to the first floor that contains the public spaces with the kitchen and dining at the heart of it all. This also ensures that it is the living area and sitting room on the peripheral that get the best views on offer while the ground floor holds the bedrooms and other private zones.
A thin picket fence can allow those who pass your house to have a little peek into your garden but thanks to its pointed look it remains a boundary that protects your space! A large house can give the impression that it’s looming over the low picket fence making it appear even smaller than it is. Color-coordinated with a fence on the porch this white picket fence contrasts the house with its short height!
Large glass doors and walls connect the front section of the interior with the spacious yard wooden deck and pool. The rear is carefully hidden away and contains comfortable private spaces. A smart indoor-outdoor interplay ample shaded space and a beautifully lit pool deck help set the backdrop for an ideal staycation!
Even though concrete and wood are extensively used throughout the house it is a neutral color scheme coupled with curated décor and high-end art pieces that give the residence a sophisticated contemporary aura. This continues in the sleek kitchen and the inviting dining space where color is kept to a bare minimum.