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Contemporary House Inspired by 60s Wooden Stereo System, Australia


This stunning new luxury home known as Kew House 3 was designed by Melbourne based design studio Vibe Design Group.  They have sought to embody the iconic elegance of the 1950/60s modernist style. The façade draws inspiration from a classic styled stereo cabinet, with the spaced timber battens at opposing ends mimicking the speaker elements.

The glazing to the rear of the residence takes full advantage of the northern orientation while providing transparency across the main level of the house. The complexities of the outside world are simplified in the interior environment where they have alleviated the usual clutter of doors by camouflaging them within the timber veneer walls.The house sits lightly balanced on angled steel legs, reminiscent of stereo cabinet legs, which gives the house the appearance of floating out across the land. The cladding is in Silvertop Ash because this kind of timber will eventually become grey in colour and blend naturally into the landscape.

Sliding glass and floor-to-ceiling windows open the home to its private patio and pool in the rear, while secluded sections are hidden from view of the street. This private home has a great retro but modern feel to it, we really like it. Images courtesy of Vibe Design Group.


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 4, 2011 | Property | View comments

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