Fostering belonging through purposeful interior and light curation.
Located on one of Adelaide's most distinguished streets, Victoria Avenue home perfectly embodies the contemporary design ethos while harmonically blending in with the heritage of its surrounding.
The becoming of this four-bedroom family home stands out thanks to its unique position. Backed onto a creek, Victoria Avenue House posed specific design and construction challenges as the property is placed with one rear sitting on a slab supported by 7-metre piers.
Equipped with utter luxury, Victoria Avenue house consists of multiple living areas, a tennis court and a pool in the backyard. To create the illusion of being above water, the bedroom’s view opens directly into the pool through the clever use of large-frame glass walls.
Victoria Avenue house boasts timber and an earthy palette featured in many areas of its build. Standing in the background, the duo work wonders in bringing warmness to the interior while accentuating the cool tones of stone and marble. The house also sees a mirroring effect created by the reflection of hardwood flooring and acoustics slats on the ceiling. Through this effect, the general living and dining space are elongated, encompassing a sense of aerial spaciousness. Boundless living style is also seen in the adjoined communal living and dining area, where open- space living is employed to welcome nature and light.
In the kitchen, the natural edges and patterns of materials sit comfortably to complement the sharper lines of the interior. Not-so-subtly tucked behind the kitchen, the 1000-bottle wine cellar is surrounded by glass walls, further expanding the perceptive breadth of the general space.
The lighting approach of this project consists of a combination of task, ambient, accent and wayfinding fixtures that infuse warmth and ambience into the space once the sun sets. As a crucial part of the lighting scheme, the Titanium series is employed throughout the project. With Titanium downlights delivering general illumination, the canisters are suspended atop surfaces like the kitchen island to support task lighting needs. At the same time, accent lighting fixtures work to focus the eye, illuminating artworks and artefacts.
Victoria Avenue house embodies within itself the juxtaposing yet congruent dynamic of materials and textures; every element was well-considered as each plays a role in creating a cosy and welcoming atmosphere for occupants.
Michelle Jean Sia