COASTAL RURAL HOUSE   I   MODEWARRE - SURF COAST SHIRE
       
     
 Luxury acreage home design with a naturally weathering façade.
       
     
 Modern rural architecture with large window walls opening to the north creates an expansive indoor - outdoor entertaining area.
       
     
CONTEMPORARY URBAN HOUSE   I   SOUTH YARRA - MELBOURNE
       
     
 A grand entry.   "Anything but Straight. Unlike the rectilinear style homes in the street, this house, apart from the façade is curvaceous. From the front steel door, weighing 180 kilograms, to the interior walls, either finished in stucco lustro or in carved granite, few lines are straight. The curves create a gentle way to discover the house. They also respond to the irregular shaped site."    Feature article in Abode, issue 21
       
     
 Capturing natural light through an architecturally designed skylight.
       
     
  "The strategy was to locate all primary living areas on the first floor to capture distant views and natural solar gain, while preserving privacy from nearby neighbours. As you move through the site the building form gradually starts to spread and cantilever like the canopy of a tree, flowing into a series of graceful arcs, sweeps and curves."    21st Century Architecture Design Houses (edited by Mark Clearly, Images Publishing)
       
     
COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE   I   BLACK ROCK - BAYSIDE
       
     
 Contemporary Australian coastal style, designed to showcase sophisticated greys & mineral blues as backdrop to the natural environment.
       
     
COASTAL RURAL HOUSE   I   RED HILL- MORNINGTON PENINSULA
       
     
 Modern rural architecture with dynamic form to maximise views whilst considering planning zones.
       
     
 Feature natural stone wall cladding to welcome one to the entry.
       
     
  "Appearing to float over an embankment of grasses, this home engages with its surrounding environment in both form and colour."    HIA Media release
       
     
COASTAL RURAL HOUSE   I   SHOREHAM - MORNINGTON PENINSULA
       
     
 A contemporary stone wall house with a light filled entry. An intersection of feature walls to create a modern foyer.
       
     
 Stone House and landscape   "The dominant roof structure... cranks, lifts and folds in a fluid motion, referencing the natural composition of the site contours, primary tree lines and the distant ridgeline."    Best Australian Architecture (edited by Gary Takle, Think Publishing)
       
     
COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE   I   BEAUMARIS - BAYSIDE
       
     
 Inspired by the natural beauty of the coastal environment, the ultimate indoor - outdoor entertainer's delight is embraced.
       
     
 It is often the finer architectural detail and finishing that signifies the building's beauty.
       
     
COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE   I   SANDRINGHAM - BAYSIDE
       
     
 Resort style house entry.   "This family home is shaped around an organic, reef-like swimming pool that has direct connections to indoor and outdoor living spaces. The landscape uses earth from excavation works to sculpt an external environment that flows seamlessly with the house's interior."    Top Homes (Housing Industry Association)
       
     
 Timber designed interior inspired by an Australian landscape. Dappled natural light sets the atmosphere.
       
     
URBAN HOUSE   I   IVANHOE - BANYULE
       
     
 The building form wraps around the corner site, a solid anchor unravelling to an expansive window wall. This provides protection to the west and elevated views over the parkland.
       
     
 Site responsive to the natural land form and unusual triangular shaped site. The raised outdoor entertaining platform maximises park land views.
       
     
 The elevated site enables quiet private moments to be experienced within a suburban context.
       
     
 Open plan living, the hub of the house: kitchen, dining, living that frames the view.
       
     
 Indoor and outdoor living with private elevated views.
       
     
COASTAL RURAL HOUSE   I   MODEWARRE - SURF COAST SHIRE
       
     
COASTAL RURAL HOUSE I MODEWARRE - SURF COAST SHIRE

Architecture I SAAJ Design

Interior Design I SAAJ Design

"Situated on the crest of a small mound within an open plane of a large stud farm, this house is perceived as a wind break. This house is orientated along a north-west-to-east axis, has a solid structure to the south and is open to the north."

150 Best New House Ideas (Bridget Vranckx, HarperCollins, New York)

 Luxury acreage home design with a naturally weathering façade.
       
     

Luxury acreage home design with a naturally weathering façade.

 Modern rural architecture with large window walls opening to the north creates an expansive indoor - outdoor entertaining area.
       
     

Modern rural architecture with large window walls opening to the north creates an expansive indoor - outdoor entertaining area.

CONTEMPORARY URBAN HOUSE   I   SOUTH YARRA - MELBOURNE
       
     
CONTEMPORARY URBAN HOUSE I SOUTH YARRA - MELBOURNE

Architecture I SAAJ Design

Interior Design I SAAJ Design

"The framed, cantilevered façade has been formed by thousands of vertically laminated sheets of glass. The result is an abstract botanical frozen waterfall. The entire wall responds internally to the ever changing external light conditions."

21st Century Architecture Designer Houses (edited by Mark Cleary, Images Publishing)

 A grand entry.   "Anything but Straight. Unlike the rectilinear style homes in the street, this house, apart from the façade is curvaceous. From the front steel door, weighing 180 kilograms, to the interior walls, either finished in stucco lustro or in carved granite, few lines are straight. The curves create a gentle way to discover the house. They also respond to the irregular shaped site."    Feature article in Abode, issue 21
       
     

A grand entry.

"Anything but Straight. Unlike the rectilinear style homes in the street, this house, apart from the façade is curvaceous. From the front steel door, weighing 180 kilograms, to the interior walls, either finished in stucco lustro or in carved granite, few lines are straight. The curves create a gentle way to discover the house. They also respond to the irregular shaped site."

Feature article in Abode, issue 21

 Capturing natural light through an architecturally designed skylight.
       
     

Capturing natural light through an architecturally designed skylight.

  "The strategy was to locate all primary living areas on the first floor to capture distant views and natural solar gain, while preserving privacy from nearby neighbours. As you move through the site the building form gradually starts to spread and cantilever like the canopy of a tree, flowing into a series of graceful arcs, sweeps and curves."    21st Century Architecture Design Houses (edited by Mark Clearly, Images Publishing)
       
     

"The strategy was to locate all primary living areas on the first floor to capture distant views and natural solar gain, while preserving privacy from nearby neighbours. As you move through the site the building form gradually starts to spread and cantilever like the canopy of a tree, flowing into a series of graceful arcs, sweeps and curves."

21st Century Architecture Design Houses (edited by Mark Clearly, Images Publishing)

COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE   I   BLACK ROCK - BAYSIDE
       
     
COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE I BLACK ROCK - BAYSIDE

Architecture | SAAJ Design

Interior Design | SAAJ Design

Builder | Context

“A harmonious combination of colour and texture has been used to create a sense of relaxation and tranquillity. A series of charcoals and mineral blues creates a palette to reflect the sky. The gloss base of the house provide the perfect contrast from the textured main structure, which is perched on top.”

Architecture AU (Jury’s comments Dulux Colour Awards)

 Contemporary Australian coastal style, designed to showcase sophisticated greys & mineral blues as backdrop to the natural environment.
       
     

Contemporary Australian coastal style, designed to showcase sophisticated greys & mineral blues as backdrop to the natural environment.

COASTAL RURAL HOUSE   I   RED HILL- MORNINGTON PENINSULA
       
     
COASTAL RURAL HOUSE I RED HILL- MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Architecture | SAAJ Design

Interior Design | SAAJ Design

Builder | Brynor Construction

"Set on a tiered hill, surrounded by undulating bushland, distant views to vineyards and the bay, the design of this home makes ‘innovative use of the site’, describe the judges. This home is completed to a ‘very high standard of workmanship with an effective yet dynamic design', commented the judges. ‘With its interesting façade, this home is both internally and externally appealing"

HIA Media release (HIA Eastern Victoria Home of the Year).

 Modern rural architecture with dynamic form to maximise views whilst considering planning zones.
       
     

Modern rural architecture with dynamic form to maximise views whilst considering planning zones.

 Feature natural stone wall cladding to welcome one to the entry.
       
     

Feature natural stone wall cladding to welcome one to the entry.

  "Appearing to float over an embankment of grasses, this home engages with its surrounding environment in both form and colour."    HIA Media release
       
     

"Appearing to float over an embankment of grasses, this home engages with its surrounding environment in both form and colour."

HIA Media release

COASTAL RURAL HOUSE   I   SHOREHAM - MORNINGTON PENINSULA
       
     
COASTAL RURAL HOUSE I SHOREHAM - MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Architecture I SAAJ Design

Interior Design I SAAJ Design

Builder I S & A Mantell

Nestled within the landscape, a house with controlled solid and window walls to frame views.A modern stone wall house.

"The backbone wall, coloured to reflect the red clay of the area, projects and curves to welcome visitors."

Best Australian Architecture (edited by Gary Takle, Think Publishing)

 A contemporary stone wall house with a light filled entry. An intersection of feature walls to create a modern foyer.
       
     

A contemporary stone wall house with a light filled entry. An intersection of feature walls to create a modern foyer.

 Stone House and landscape   "The dominant roof structure... cranks, lifts and folds in a fluid motion, referencing the natural composition of the site contours, primary tree lines and the distant ridgeline."    Best Australian Architecture (edited by Gary Takle, Think Publishing)
       
     

Stone House and landscape

"The dominant roof structure... cranks, lifts and folds in a fluid motion, referencing the natural composition of the site contours, primary tree lines and the distant ridgeline."

Best Australian Architecture (edited by Gary Takle, Think Publishing)

COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE   I   BEAUMARIS - BAYSIDE
       
     
COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE I BEAUMARIS - BAYSIDE

Architecture I SAAJ Design

Interior Design I SAAJ Design

Builder I Becker Building

“One of the beautiful things about art, architecture and design is their ability to reflect the things we see and experience around us. Professionals that work in these fields are often gifted in the art of producing visionary masterpieces that echo that which inspires them… This house speaks loud and clear of its inspirational roots.”

Alexandra Longstaff, editor, Complete Home

 Inspired by the natural beauty of the coastal environment, the ultimate indoor - outdoor entertainer's delight is embraced.
       
     

Inspired by the natural beauty of the coastal environment, the ultimate indoor - outdoor entertainer's delight is embraced.

 It is often the finer architectural detail and finishing that signifies the building's beauty.
       
     

It is often the finer architectural detail and finishing that signifies the building's beauty.

COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE   I   SANDRINGHAM - BAYSIDE
       
     
COASTAL SUBURBAN HOUSE I SANDRINGHAM - BAYSIDE

Architecture I SAAJ Design

Interior Design I SAAJ Design

Builder I Scalzo Construction

“Inspired by the wreck of the Cerberus at nearby Half Moon Bay, this unique award-wining residence by Saaj Design resides on 2506 m ², one of the largest land holding in Sandringham. Set within resort style grounds with a north-south floodlit tennis court and self contained two bedroom studio, this sculptural home is composed around an organic reef like pool that has direct connections to indoor and outdoors living spaces.”

Domain (HIA House of the Year 2006, Designer Living)

 Resort style house entry.   "This family home is shaped around an organic, reef-like swimming pool that has direct connections to indoor and outdoor living spaces. The landscape uses earth from excavation works to sculpt an external environment that flows seamlessly with the house's interior."    Top Homes (Housing Industry Association)
       
     

Resort style house entry.

"This family home is shaped around an organic, reef-like swimming pool that has direct connections to indoor and outdoor living spaces. The landscape uses earth from excavation works to sculpt an external environment that flows seamlessly with the house's interior."

Top Homes (Housing Industry Association)

 Timber designed interior inspired by an Australian landscape. Dappled natural light sets the atmosphere.
       
     

Timber designed interior inspired by an Australian landscape. Dappled natural light sets the atmosphere.

URBAN HOUSE   I   IVANHOE - BANYULE
       
     
URBAN HOUSE I IVANHOE - BANYULE

Architecture I SAAJ Design

Interior Design I SAAJ Design

Builder I Bowden Corporation

Dynamic bluestone wall cladding and composition plays on the sculptural architectural form.

 The building form wraps around the corner site, a solid anchor unravelling to an expansive window wall. This provides protection to the west and elevated views over the parkland.
       
     

The building form wraps around the corner site, a solid anchor unravelling to an expansive window wall. This provides protection to the west and elevated views over the parkland.

 Site responsive to the natural land form and unusual triangular shaped site. The raised outdoor entertaining platform maximises park land views.
       
     

Site responsive to the natural land form and unusual triangular shaped site. The raised outdoor entertaining platform maximises park land views.

 The elevated site enables quiet private moments to be experienced within a suburban context.
       
     

The elevated site enables quiet private moments to be experienced within a suburban context.

 Open plan living, the hub of the house: kitchen, dining, living that frames the view.
       
     

Open plan living, the hub of the house: kitchen, dining, living that frames the view.

 Indoor and outdoor living with private elevated views.
       
     

Indoor and outdoor living with private elevated views.