Located in Victoria, Australia, the Somers House One by Adrian Bonomi Architect is described by the architect as a “compact, living and breathing house.” Its exterior blends natural materials such as timber cladding, plywood and cedar doors.

A large veranda provides welcome shade on hot summer days and prolongs outdoor living in colder months. This covered terrace blurs the line between a courtyard house and a traditional Australian veranda.

As you step inside, you are greeted by a feeling of space and light. A fireplace descending from the ceiling visually divides the lounge area from the kitchen.

The open-plan living room, kitchen and dining room connects with the large north-facing veranda. Recycled painted brick, stone and wooden furniture give the home a rustic yet elegant touch. Paintings and graphic art add a dose of personality and help to reduce the scale of the rooms.

Despite the array of materials, textures and decor, this home exudes harmony throughout. Nothing seems out of place, and each element is properly highlighted. Enjoy the virtual tour of this lovely home. [Photography by Benjamin Hosking]