Natural materials integrated in modern property: Oban House

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Oban House is a modern property showcasing a natural and organic material pallet by building company AGUSHI, teaming up with Workroom Design in South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The client wanted a low maintenance home that not only has a natural and organic material pallet but also has a slightly industrial, yet warm feel. The residence accommodates two living zones, study, kitchen with butler’s pantry, four bedrooms with three bathrooms and a separate upstairs living zone. The two levels of the house are accessed by a lift and the house offers a rarity for South Yarra being a generous two car off street garage.

Positioned on only 5,166 (square feet) 480 square meters of land, this house at 3,982 square feet (370 square meters) of living and garage offer a highly unique experience for inner city Melbourne living. The spaces are large without feeling cavernous and the abundant use of glazing brings so much natural light into the home that ones feels like they are outside as much as they are inside.

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Outside is an 8 meter pool and north east facing garden, tiled alfresco area for outdoor entertainment and discreet plant and equipment area. The house is orientated around a central courtyard providing northern light into the two living areas and a smaller north courtyard fills the study with a bright landscaped outlook.

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Externally the house is largely rendered in a Roman finished render offering a crazed patina look and has a kind of fortress appeal with only one front facing window which is covered by operable louvred screen to protect the bedroom from the harsh afternoon sun. The lower section of the house is largely comprised of floor to ceiling windows and black Zinc cladding conceals the garage.

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Internally natural and blackened American Oak is abundant in the joinery and wall paneling whilst European oak and travertine dominate the floor finishes. An Oak battened ceiling gives the dining and alfresco areas a distinct sense of separation from the open plan design. Off form concrete walls and structural columns, and oxidized steel cladding in bathrooms give an industrial touch with Calacutta marble offsetting this industrial feel with a lux enhancement.

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Photos: Courtesy of AGUSHI

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9 years ago

Agushi can you please tell me more about the front door. I would like it for my new home natalieguerreiro@hotmail.com