Creative and colorful, the design of Mooloomba House steps out of the conventions imposed by minimalist contemporary architecture. Envisioned by Lockyer Architects on Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia, Mooloomba House showcases a blend of different volumes, its exterior exuding an intriguing diversity. The approach was connected to “the idea of the organic evolution of the Straddie Shack but in a contemporary vernacular. The house consists of a series of pavilions around an east facing courtyard, each with a distinct function and character.  The form of the house is deliberately eclectic with materials and colors deliberately playful and plural in their point of reference”, as the project developers explained.

An overwhelming social zone, with high ceilings sets the tone for the elegant and opulent interiors. Wood plays a major aesthetic function in the design, creating lovely contrasts with the white walls and colorful window panels. Each room is well connected to the inner garden, which enhances the feeling of freshness this residence inspires. [Photos by: Scott Burrows Photography]