The Modernist


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Designed for a Floreat family this custom-designed 4 bedroom, 630m2 home sits in a prominent corner location. The striking contemporary design of this private residence draws its inspiration from the heritage of several iconic homes within the Floreat and Perry Lakes area. Striking a fine balance between both mid-century modern and modernist architecture styles.

The original design brief was a contemporary style, open plan home, at least 550m2 in size with seamless indoor/outdoor flow, including a scullery, home theatre, and a library (tech-free zone) for all the bookworms in the family, a laundry chute and abundant storage. The family of four were seeking a home design that could easily adapt to their needs and changes in dynamics as they grew older.

Oswald Homes delivered a design that covered everything on the clients’ wish list and exceeded expectations by providing a floorplan that further enhanced the family’s everyday life. Inside, the home features 4 bedrooms, a guest, a dedicated home office, a theatre, plenty of storage, a balcony and a library with zones both downstairs and upstairs that are adaptable to various uses as the dynamics of the family change.

Outside, the elevation uses strong horizontal lines and a mix of materials to portray a sense of floating – almost defying gravity. The idea was to create a sense of depth between and around both the structure and empty space. This provided a framing effect and connection between both the outside and inside. Extensive glazing throughout also allowed for a view of the existing streetscape and large gumtree. Both grounding and connecting the home to the outside and its surroundings.

“The whole process exceeded our expectations. It has been a rewarding experience from the initial contact and design process through to the completed build. We love our new home and appreciate all the effort the Oswald Homes team put in to make our dreams a reality. We have ended up with a beautiful, contemporary home that will be thoroughly enjoyed as a family over the coming years.” – The Swans

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