Hideaway Home, an expanded household home in Melbourne, is notable for its incorporation of a subterranean pool and bar space. Designed by structure and inside design apply Cera Stribley, the extension was achieved by incorporating an adjoining plot, massively rising the out there area for work and play within the three-storey household home.
Hideaway Home by Cera Stribley
‘Our transient was to create areas that may improve the household’s time collectively, whereas giving the children ample area to play and the adults area to unwind and entertain,’ Cera Stribley’s head of inside design, Jessica Coulter, explains.
The architects set about excavating the adjoining plot to create an expansive below-ground residing area. The mission incorporates an indoor lap pool, along with a devoted golf room and fitness center, in addition to an upscale, bespoke basement bar and lounge.
The unique trendy home was additionally reconfigured, with a brand-new visitor suite changing the outdated storage, and a below-ground connection to the brand new extension. ‘The brand new basement is absolutely the “adults’ lair”,’ says Coulter, ‘so we wished it to really feel subtle and moody. Assume: Mad Males meets Batcave.’
Above the expansive new basement is a tennis court docket, a helpful addition to the property, however one which precluded the addition of any skylights into the pool and lounge areas. As an alternative, an extended lightwell was created on the north fringe of the location, confronted in concrete and planted at basement stage to create a wash of pure gentle and vegetation behind a glazed façade. Mild is additional manipulated by the pool water. Panorama design was by Eckersley Backyard.
Says the agency’s Steve Woo, ‘You could be swimming within the pool, or lounging within the bar, and really feel completely secluded but, on the similar time, related to nature and in a position to witness the passing of climate and time by way of the sunshine void.’
Glazing is minimal and lies flush with the gray concrete and rendered surfaces inside and outdoors the basement. All fixtures and fittings are bespoke, from the wine cellar to the marble bar, the cantilevered hearth and the temple-like alcoves within the bogs. TVs and different messy accoutrements of household life are shuttered away inside customized joinery when not in use.
The Hideaway Home has revitalised this suburban plot, bringing a brand new lease of life to a household house with out altering the silhouette or scale of the present construction.
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