Melbourne, Australia-based firm Neil Architecture designed the Orchard Crescent house in which the exterior and yard are just as spectacular as the interior. They were able to fit tons of smartly-designed features into a tight space, even fitting in a double carport to boot.

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Let’s start with the solar heated pool that’s nestled into a courtyard. It can be viewed from the long window-filled hallway, the low rectangular window in the master bedroom, as well as from the huge kitchen window placed behind the cabinets.

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

See how much extra light comes in the kitchen from having the window extend below the floating cabinets?

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Space is maximized with built-in bookcases and a desk in the study and more are located floor-to-ceiling in the living areas.

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

You can lay in bed and stare at the pool (or people in the pool can spy on the bedroom)!

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

The living and dining areas open up onto a wooden deck perfect for eating and with views and access to the landscaped yard.

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category

Orchard Crescent House by Neil Architecture in main architecture  Category