This sleek Australian house was inspired by a vintage stereo cabinet, drawing upon the elegance of the mid-century modernist aesthetic. The timber battens at both ends of the house, windows in the entrance landing and master bedroom, even resemble the stereo speakers! The house is slightly elevated off the ground, balanced on steel legs, which also look like stereo cabinet legs. Over time, the timber used will fade to grey from brown, making it look even more like a stereo.
The interior is partitioned with timber veneer panels that pivot open into doors with a magnetic catch, reducing visual clutter. To continue with this pared-down visual look, the balcony railing and pool partitions are designed with unobtrusive panels of glass. The back part of the house, which is private and partitioned off from the street, has floor-to-ceiling windows and glass walls that look out onto a patio and pool. And besides the playful stereo references, the facade of the house is notable for the distinctive slatted-wood arranged in playful shapes, accented by the northern facade’s white glazed walls and L-shaped windows. This pop-out section holds a day-bed area and upper-floor bedroom.