This truly mind-blowing residence was designed by Vibe Design Group and showcases quite a few impressive architecture details. Here are the photos and the information we received from the architects: “In the early design phase Vibe’s team were looking to create an open, more interactive street presence. The front façade was inspired by the study of 60s and early 70s stereo cabinets with the slatted timber reflecting the slotted speaker elements, in this case they accommodate the covered entry and private en suite window. The spotted gum entry ramp leads to an assembly of silvertop ash timbers with clear glazing over to create a covered entry. The pop out section of the front façade houses a day bed and upper storey bedroom, with a dynamic textural pattern of silvertop ash battens laid over the base timber.
On entering the home you are met with floor to ceiling veneer panels with a vertical timber grain that makes them appear like the base of a huge tree. The panels wrap an interactive core that houses the cloak, powder room, cellar and integrated kitchen wall. The illusion is maintained by the use of pivot-hinged panels that close with a magnetic catch, eliminating the recognisable characteristics of a traditional door. The house sits lightly balanced on angled steel posts again reminiscent of the stereo cabinet legs. It affords the house the appearance of floating out across the land. The veneer core evokes a journey of discovery whilst the exterior becomes an evolving façade, designed to grey over time.” [ Photographer: Robert Hamer]