But the in Victoria designed by Schulberg Demkiw Architects finds that lovely balance between both elements perfectly as light wells and small garden features are used cleverly to usher in ample light even as a perforated timber screen keeps away prying eyes.
Nestled in a riverside suburb of Brisbane Australia adopts a soothing coastal style combined with modern refinement that turns it into an ergonomic and inviting family home. Designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects this Aussie home uses greying timber and a host of natural finishes to achieve this unique ambiance.
Much of the house and its floor plan are defined by the courtyards that surround it bringing in both natural light and a hint of greenery. This creates a nice indoor-outdoor interplay allowing the homeowners to spend time outside while enjoying the comforts of a stylish interior.
It is the lower level of the house that holds the living areas while the top floor contains the master suite along with additional bedrooms and guest spaces. An opening in the top level fashions a spacious double-height kitchen and dining area that adds to the cheerful breezy character of this modern coastal residence.
Much of the interior opens up towards the triangular pool and lush green garden landscape while contemporary décor and a neutral color scheme with a beachy twist keep the indoors fresh and cheerful.