The collaboration between InForm together with Pleysier Perkins led to the development of California House, a contemporary abode located in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The architects described their project as modernist inspired architecture, with deep horizontal roof planes, extensive glazing and emphasis on outdoor living, perfectly suited to the Australian lifestyle and climate. With exterior finishes in stained western red cedar cladding and white fascias, the building stands out visually in its neighborhood.

The layout was envisioned to conciliate the owners’ living needs in relationship to the surrounding environment: “California house maximizes the potential of its corner site with all living spaces orientated towards north facing gardens. The upper floor accommodates a master domain and three other bedrooms, separated by the stair well“. A modern-minimalist design approach with focus on texture variety defines the interiors. [Photography: Rhiannon Slatter]