When Melbourne-based architects Bower were requested by a client to build a home that is "textured and warm with a touch of whimsy – but no stunts that will date," they knew exactly what to do.
In the following months, Bower explored for sites on which to create a house that would appear to reveal itself effortlessly - a series of spaces that would feel like they meant to be together. The final product is a stunning home full of unique artwork, intriguing entrances, framed views and interconnecting garden areas.
Bower resisted the temptation to build a second floor, instead adding a single story extension in between existing street-facing bedrooms and the original garage at the rear. East-west orientated rooms provide natural cross-ventilation and bring in different kinds of natural light during the day. Final touches of brass, leather, steel and splashes of color give the home a timeless, yet livable, aesthetic.
For more stunning architecture, this three-floored lakeside retreat is a true thing of beauty.