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Beautiful Birchgrove House, Australia

Australia-based design studio Pearse Architects and Brian Kiernan have designed the Birchgrove House project. The contemporary property can be found in the Birchgrove a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

According to the architects: “The owners of this contemporary Sydney property are keen gardeners, and relationship to the garden was central. The floor level above the garden was predetermined by the existing house, 750mm, and we wanted to have something that helped this transition. We settled on a pond because the way it bounces like a visual springboard, it’s also a classic garden feature so it brought the garden right up to your feet.

“Keeping the palm trees and building around them was symbolic, planting them was one of the first acts of the owners when they bought the land many years ago.

“The design of the contemporary Sydney home needs to shield from severe overlooking to one side and also open to the garden, so the stepping joinery units and the wide roof cantilever at the entrance porch work as privacy screens; the view out to the garden is still available between and around the joinery.

“From the garden, the strong horizontal is to dramatise the relative height of the low house compared to the taller garden trees, especially the Palms, and the simple unadorned steel roof edge beams painted grey relates to the Palm trunks.”

Images courtesy of Steve Back.

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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August 14, 2012 | Property | View comments

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