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A Residence Clad in Rough Lava Stone
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Referencing stacked boulders found in nature, the Canterbury Road Residence comprises three structures that give the feeling of boulders resting against one another, leaving a passageway between. The modern, Victoria, Australia home, designed by b.e architecture, is clad in monochromatic lava stone with rough surfaces giving the structure tonal textures.

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The mirrored windows are set back only slightly from the exterior stone giving a flush, solid stone-like appearance.

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Despite its close proximity to the street and neighbors, the mirrored glass offers privacy to the homeowners. The lot might be limited on space, but they managed to plant trees along the walkway.

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The warm textures continue in the interior, especially in the kitchen with the dark wooden cabinets and dark gray marble counters.

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The curved staircase makes for a dramatic statement with its circular skylight that mimics the curves of the stairs.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.