Verdant Avenue, Melbourne AustraliaEdit profile
Verdant Avenue, Melbourne Australia Verdant Avenue perfectly showcases this firm's aesthetic of form, function and detail alongside nature at its finest. Committed to exploring all things new, the client‘s open brief commissioned a luxurious, contemporary inner city family home. The result is this brand new tri-level expression of modernist living. An 80 year old pin oak tree serves as the focal point for the ground floor living and first floor bedroom areas, whilst dominating the third floor library and terrace. A striking 3.5 metre wide sculptural staircase anchors ground to first and second floors, whilst 3.5 metre ceiling glass walls and sliding doors connect the kitchen and living spaces to the garden and 25 meter lap pool outside. Motorized oversize exterior window louvers provide light and ventilation to the entire home. An energy efficient smart lighting system illuminates all areas artificially when necessary. The ground floor is largely devoted to the kitchen, living and dining area, with a powder room, bathroom, study, laundry, drying room and cellar. The first level is home to the master bedroom and open ensuite, and further 3 bedrooms each with ensuite; plus a living/entertainment zone for the children and a 4 car garage at the rear. A theatre and library room with extensive city views, sit quietly at the top of the ribbon staircase on the second floor. Dispelling the myth that sustainable architecture means sacrificing glamour and luxury, Verdant Avenue minimises its footprint on the land by embracing its external landscape, whilst still celebrating a love for opulent detailing.