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Architecture February, 20 2014

The Kew House 3 by Vibe Design Group

Melbourne-based studio Vibe Design Group recently completed this 3,455-square-foot, three-story residence in Kew, a suburb in Australia. The front facade was inspired by stereo cabinets from the 1960s and early 1970s. The house sits on angled steel posts, again reminiscent of the stereo cabinet legs, which gives off the appearance of a floating structure. The cutout element of the living area window directs the line of sight down to the pool, BBQ area and backyard space.

The interior begins with a flat veneer wall, intended to create the feeling of being at the base of a huge tree. The cantilevered box on the street facade houses the day bed and library which interact with the study space. A dumbwaiter is included which travels up from the garage into the scullery that resides behind one of the four integrated doors in the kitchen area. The classic Calcutta Marble has been used in the bathrooms, while the kitchen has Caesar stone bench tops and a preparation cube at the end of the main island bench.

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