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An Oriental Screen for An Australian Getaway

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A house for an Australian family with two young children is given an air of intrigue with an Oriental inspired screened porch.

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Designed by Wolveridge Architects the design moderates some of the brilliant Australian sunshine of Victoria.

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The architects were briefed to provide a family home with plenty of outdoor space and play area for the kids and their friends.

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At the same time, the parents wanted a grownups home that reflected their tastes.

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Black provides a sophisticated accent throughout.

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Black is used effectively to provide a stunning contrast to this sunlit bathtub.

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The plan is simple and sweet.

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The house is kid friendly but it also has an adult sensibility.

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Five minutes’ walk up from Blairgowrie’s back beach, the young couple had found the land of their dreams, but it was sloped.

They wanted flat land for the kids to run around on.

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So the architect built up a flat area off the living room with earthworks.

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It was also important to have a wide open house with room for the kids to ride their bikes inside.

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But the most important requirement was that the house make a clean break from their lives in the city.

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