Have you ever walked into a home that was deceivingly average, though quite nice, on the outside of the house only to discover that the interior is a unexpectedly modern haven for the stylish soul? There are few things in home decor that we love more than a hidden contemporary gem lying in wait among the regular houses, ready to impress anyone who walks through the front door. That’s what seeing the stunning Home in Northcote is like!
Home in Northcote is a private residence that was conceptualized, designed, and built by architectural and design firm Aspect 11 in early 2016. Located in Melbourne, Australia, this home perfectly blends a slightly more subtle exterior with a flawlessly contemporary interior design that’s just plain fun.
We’ll admit that, to the trained eye, there are a few markers on the outside of the home that might differentiate it from the other houses on the street. The main facade, for example, is tiled in a unique way that only contributes to and highlights the very linear appearance of the main structures. This is downplayed, however, by the adorable porch to the side of the front door, which helps the house blend in with the other family homes around it.
As soon as you walk through the door, however, you’ll undoubtedly notice that the home is a completely different style experience than its neighbours. A grid wall of windows makes for a bright space and a slightly open concept construction lets that sunlight spill from the living room to the kitchen in a wonderful way. Rounded shapes and black furnishings keep things looking classy and streamlined all throughout the house, but designers made sure to throw in a few contrasting textures and textiles in each room to keep visuals interesting. You’ll find exposed brick in the hallway, smooth marble in the bathrooms, and shining wood in the bedrooms. Our very favourite feature, however, sits right in the middle of the family room; a stunningly modern rounded fireplace that extends down from the ceiling to float just above the ground. It’s the perfect way to keep the space warm and well lit after the sun on the other side of those big, pretty windows goes down.
Photos courtesy of Aspect 11