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Private Residence with Wonderful Brick Walls

By • Dec 21, 2017

This private residence, known as Ruffey Lake House, was designed in 2016 by Steph Richardson and John Liu, who are part of the team at the Australian architectural firm Inbetween Architecture, with interior design created by Aldona Pajdak. The home covers a total ground area of 485 square meters and overlooks the Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

/ House located among tall leafy trees

The double brick home was originally constructed in the 1970s, and has undergone a complete transformation in the hands of Inbetween Architecture.

Entrance with red brick walls
Parking with black metal door
Terrace with views toward the forest
Entrance with wood and glass door

The interior, which had been previously compartmentalized, was reconfigured and turned into an open space in order to allow for easier illumination and a more stylish design. This also allows for an easier connection between kitchen, dining, and living spaces, and for a better flow in their various functionalities. The west side of the ground floor holds quieter private spaces, such as the library, music room, and TV den. A timber clad island divides the east and west sides of the floor, and also serves to conceal the cloak room, bathroom, and pantry. On the second level are the bedroom suites, an additional bathroom, and a large north facing terrace, which is accessible both from the landing and the master bedroom.

Modern living room filled with light
Spacious living-dining and kitchen area
Living room with terrace
Rest area with hydraulic ceramic tile floor
Bathroom with barn door
/ Wooden kitchen and dining area
Spacious wooden kitchen
Laundry room with hydraulic ceramic tiles
Modern wood and black dining room
/ Details of the wooden dining room
Stairs with bookshelf
Study area filled with natural light
Bedroom with closet with barn door
Bathroom in white and wood
Spacious studio filled with natural light
Studio furnished in wood and black
Studio furnished in wood

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