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Stunning Modern Home for a Family of Five with Unique Details

07.10.15 | By
Stunning Modern Home for a Family of Five with Unique Details

The Wolseley Residence, designed by mckimm, is a unique property located in one of Melbourne’s premier neighborhoods, Brighton. Specifically designed for a family of five with a lively social life, the large home’s design includes zones for entertaining without making the family feel too far apart.

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The home’s clean lines a dominant material choice of concrete make for a strikingly modern property that focuses on introspective architecture.

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On the exterior, an eye-catching mural in shades of blue, by Lucas Grogan, adorns one of the concrete walls.

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The L-shaped house opens up to a swimming pool and garden that are perfect for entertaining.

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An alfresco area with a built-in bluestone BBQ and outdoor dining space is located just off the indoor kitchen.

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Polished concrete floors were poured throughout the ground floor on top of the structural concrete slab so they could install Hydronic heating in between the layers.

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Grogan’s mural continues from the exterior wall into the living room adding a bright blue focal point to the mostly grey space.

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Brass sheeting covers the kitchen island making for an unexpected material choice.

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American oak was brought in to cover some of the walls and ceilings to warm up the steel and concrete.

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Photos by Derek Swalwell.

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.