Distinctive archways and a tranquil green setting build a luxurious bespoke home exterior in the historic suburb of Armadale, Australia, which is in fact ten separate apartments. Created by developer Orchard Piper, architect firm Jolson, and landscape designer Myles Baldwin Design, the design of Huntingtower Road Apartments falls elegantly in line with other sizable period homes on the tree lined street. Varying wildly in size from 150 square metres to 370 square metres, some of the beautiful apartments benefit from verdant courtyard gardens for an indoor-outdoor living experience, while others absorb romantic treetop views up top. All boast finely detailed interiors, with features including stone fireplaces, wide marble kitchen islands, built-in cellars and high ceilings.
This stunning property is surrounded in greenery, and it is designed to become even more fully immersed in time as plants cascade down the facade. The hanging plants will eventually form a living veil across the great arched doors and windows, embracing the homeowners with the garden.
The 900 millimetre deep arches in the enchanting modern home exterior are evocative of an Italianate villa.
The colonnade adds architectural grandeur, and interacts magically with sunlight that comes gently dappled through the birch trees. A round outdoor dining table and matching modern outdoor chairs are positioned to enjoy the natural light show.
The apartments gain extension through connectivity to a private garden. This free flowing indoor-outdoor living style corresponds fittingly with many of the large homes on the street.
Modern wall sconces light the welcoming courtyard area after dark to extend its functional hours.
Bespoke linen curtains fit the wide windows, to gently shade the interiors from direct sunlight when desired.
Steel cased glass creates a contemporary look across the European-style loggia.
The peacefully uncomplicated landscape design is intended to draw the home owners to the outdoor space, where they might potter and cultivate their version of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
The patio area invites the idea of friendly gatherings, al fresco dining, or outdoor working.
Inside this unique development, the designers have created high-quality living environments with a wonderfully tranquil air to match the serene setting. The interior design carries through the curvy architectural motif, creating cohesivity through rounded decor details like the round coffee table that forms the heart of this luxe lounge space.
The materiality of the apartments’ exterior also carries across the wide window reveals into the interior, to pull in some of the garden’s light essence.
A cognac leather chair set brings a moment of rich warmth to the grey and cream decor scheme. An art wall has been fashioned behind the chairs with a black and white photographic triptych. An unusual display case features a mirrored finish at the window end, which brightly reflects the incoming daylight.
An elegant L-shaped sofa design hems in the lounge arrangement, stylishly separating it from the rest of the open plan living space. A wide grey area rug cements the room zoning. One single green scatter cushion encompasses the garden view’s own accent colour into the scheme, and ties the sofa in with a variety of indoor plants around the room.
A large sofa table holds a collection of coffee table books and a casual display of impressive sculpture.
Large decorative vases adorn the rectangle dining table behind the lounge, which is framed dramatically in the illuminated archway. A conveniently positioned bar area serves dinner times.
Two separate living areas are arranged over the split level; four steps ascend from the stunning lounge kitchen diner combo into a second sitting room.
A modern minimalist teapot and tumblers set make an understated addition to the wide marble kitchen island countertop, which solidly encases the central volume on three full sides. Light blue crockery adds a pinch of gentle colour to open kitchen shelving.
An ice white kitchen arrangement quietly lines the back of the space, allowing the main marble event to retain the spotlight.
Blank expanses provide opportunity for personal galleries of fine artwork.
Flowering Dichondra creep a carpet of greenery across the garden, taking root between a system of paving stones.
Steel cased glass doors swing wide into the green courtyard to take in the morning air and the day’s first light.
The bedroom has been decorated in soothing tones of white, grey and beige. A purple bedroom chair throws in an unexpected strike of strong colour to sharpen the natural scheme.
Made-to-measure wardrobes are installed along one entire wall of the bedroom to ensure that storage space is never an issue.
A valet stand with a seat stands poised between two arches.
In the bathroom, a freestanding oval bathtub brings in the home’s curvaceous motif. A modern rustic side table holds toiletries close to hand.
A huge round mirror takes curves to the wall of the white bathroom, where it is set centrally above a double sink bathroom vanity unit.
Sliding doors give entry to a shower area.
The carved undercut bathroom sink and vanity pulls hark to an inverted arch, weaving the shape theme into the micro-details.
The larger two-level apartments have the duality of framed views of the courtyard and the outstretched treetops. These particular homes also feature three metre high ceilings, stone fireplaces and built-in cellars.
Residents are able to enjoy the safety and the freedom of a ‘lock up and leave’ lifestyle.
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