Bowler Residence was designed by Tim Stewart Architects to comply with strict building regulations while offering a platform for panoramic city views in Paddington, Queensland. This modern Australian home was imagined as a terraced space for living with direct connection to the sunny outdoors. Architects describe it as “this new residence in Paddington, Queensland involved the integration of a contemporary design aesthetic within the highly constrained planning requirements of the traditional inner-city suburb.”

Equipped with clerestory windows flooding the space with natural light, the open floor-plan invites to relaxation and socialization. Seamlessly connected to the outdoors, the living room continues down a flight of stairs to the open plan kitchen and dining space and further out to the deck and swimming pool. Photographed by Christopher Frederick Jones, the Bowler Residence fascinates with sleek furnishings and bold details shaping a restrained color palette boasting interesting textures.

The house implores an open-plan design strategy whereby spaces are defined by the series of internal steps that enable the house to follow the grade of the steeply sloping site, while still maximizing the potential for city views.

This environmentally conscious Australian home built using reclaimed wood is also in the studio’s portfolio, exemplifying even further the use of modern design as a strategic function of contemporary homes.