Now, here’s a grandiose home if ever we’ve seen one. This in Melbourne, Australia welcomes residents and guests with a row of towering pillars, leading through a sheltered porch and into a picture of pure opulence. The home by Australian firm Bagnato Architects is rich in style, but even richer when it comes to function. Designed to accommodate a family with four children – now, that’s a handful! – this single-level home includes separate zones for kids and adults, bringing perfect harmony to architecture and family life. Check out this contemporary luxury home, and prepare for envy!
A winding driveway leads past the imposing pillars and through the extravagant entryway, where large panes of glass frame snapshots of the interiors, with its thoughtful collection of furnishings and art of dull display.
The foyer area makes a statement with a massive mirror wall that bounces natural light and views inside the home, enhancing its alfresco aesthetic. Natural materials like travertine, marble, and wood and mirrors create continuity throughout the home.
Enter the main living area, which boasts an open concept look and feel, while still enjoying privacy thanks to the interior glass walls.
The kitchen draws the eye with a dark wood built-in and cabinets, which lend it a furniture look that complements the adjoining living room.
A heavily veined kitchen island and backsplash are an earthy yet modern focal point. It’s a striking spot to get to work on family meals, or sit back and sip a glass of wine while enjoying the finer things in life!
Overlooking the kitchen, the living room centers around a modern fireplace feature – a warm place for after-dinner drinks and lively conversation. The glass wall surrounding it lets in the light and the views.
Just outside, the perfectly manicured garden and the outdoor living and lounging area is as crisp, clean and contemporary as are interiors – not to mention luxurious! The frameless glass walls in front of and behind the row of loungers leave sight lines open from the yard right into the home.
The glass enclosed walkway gives interiors an outdoor feel.
This office space is all business! The interior walls are lined in espresso-toned wood built-ins, while a glass wall overlooks the outdoors and illuminates this intimate space with natural light. Interior courtyards throughout give each interior room its own outdoor zone.
And no home is complete without a proper man cave. This one is dressed to the nines, complete with a bar and built-in wine storage, a games area with pool table, and even a pretty sweet spot for a spoiled boy’s toys – all behind glass to keep on display but safely out of reach.
The bedroom is a true getaway, complete with a marble freestanding fireplace, and direct access to a private outdoor patio.