Concrete pad in Australia sheltering an internal courtyard

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This two-story luxury home designed by Auhaus Architecture is a beautiful collaboration of concrete, marble and brass, located in Torquay, a township of Victoria, Australia. This coastal property with four bedrooms and three bathrooms features wetlands just beyond its backyard. Providing a walled-in sanctuary with an internal courtyard and a rooftop garden with native plantings creates a private oasis for the home’s inhabitants, especially with the close proximity of neighboring houses. The exterior concrete facade conceals an interior courtyard through a wood slatted doorway, which leads to the front door. The entrance to the home is very grand, with soaring ceilings and walls of glass that looks into a central courtyard, helping to illuminate the space with natural light and helping to draw in fresh breezes. Both levels are supported by slender columns, providing a counterpoint to the heaviness of the concrete. Texture and warmth is infused into the home through the use of timber battening and beautiful brass details, creating a unique architectural masterpiece.

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If you are crushing on this home design, you are in luck, because it also just recently went up for sale, despite just being newly developed in 2015. Wrapped around a serene garden in the center of the home makes this home a distinctive design for anyone looking for an upscale property in Australia, listed in the price range of $1,350,000+, found here while the link lasts.

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We have featured some other fabulous homes here on 1 Kindesign from the portfolio of Auhaus Architects that you may also enjoy touring. Have a look at this Bluff House fully integrated into the Aussie landscape or this Tiny weatherboard beach shack renovation in Barwon Heads and last but not least, take a look through this 13th Beach Brick House in Melbourne by Auhaus Architecture.

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What We Love: Beautiful both inside and out, the use of concrete mixed with wood in this home is very zen-like. There is a really nice mix of materials showcased in this home, creating gorgeous results and a luxury quality that is hard to beat… and the location is not too shabby either! A very lucky house hunter is going to be enjoying their new digs. How about you, would you consider living in a house like this?

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Photos: Derek Swalwell

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