Through a layering of richly nuanced and curated elements, together with a refined and contemporary expression of spatial relationships, the resulting home speaks to an open connectedness. As a new build, the comprising materiality combines subtle tonal and textural variation with deliberate restraint, further emphasised through minimal junctions and large generous spans.
Nestled into Victoria’s popular regional enclave of Red Hill, Cora combines the familiar warmth of the traditional home, elevated however through heightened tactile touchpoints and considered detailing. There is a welcomed balance created between the linear and calm architectural elements and the more saturated layered pieces throughout.
The core aim was to inject the owner’s love of expressive materiality and the resulting volumes capture a highly energetic and adventurous spirit, dotted with unexpected elements and gestures as you move through the space.
As the convening and gathering hub of the home, the kitchen acts as a bold and welcoming central pull, while opening up to the living and dining spaces at the centre of the home. The use of cool natural stone against timber, rammed earth, concrete and specialised plaster walls further adds to the creation of calm.
While the light enters through large full height glazed openings, the central stair acts as a further feature with its overhead skylight drawing additional natural light further into the home. The intentional play with light allows an interactive engagement with the space and its surfaces in differing and altered ways throughout the day.
While open and connected, Cora primarily looks inward and takes key cues from its caretakers in the conjuring of its parts. The result is a home that is uniquely individual, expressive and meaningful.