Sticks & Stones Home: A Simple House Layout for A Relaxed Family Life

Located in an attractive, historic peninsula in Australia, Sticks & Stones Home is a big house designed in 2017 by Luigi Rosselli Architects for uncluttered and relaxed family life. The layout of this house is very simple and quite cartesian in a plan.

Materials

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The site of this house is full of large gardens and private parks. That’s why many people choose timber and stone to build a new house on one of these private parks’ edge.

Sydney sandstone becomes more attractive over time due to its slightly yellow hue while the timeless materials can provide a warm look in contemporary construction.

 

Structure

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There are huge double glassed windows with minimal framing behind the sandstone walls. With minimal steel post support, the post-tensioned concrete slabs are cantilevered to cover the main garden terrace.

The curved glass windows behind vertical timber shutters span from floor to ceiling.

 

Spaces

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Through large glass doors, every room in this house opens to the garden or terrace. One can move from the entry to the open plan living space without noticing the floor-to-ceiling door made of timber. This door separates the open plan area from the rest of the house when closed and hides the living space when opened.

 

Details

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There is a subterranean level in the basement that houses a wine cellar, workshop, and a home theater. This level becomes a dark side among modern machinery inside the house that is used for easy living.

 

Sticks & Stones Home Gallery

Photography: Justin Alexander, Edward Birch, Jane McNeill