This House With Bluestone Walls Overlooks The Landscape Below


This House With Bluestone Walls Overlooks The Landscape Below | CONTEMPORIST

Australian architecture firm Base Architecture, have designed a modern family home in Queensland, that opens up to the surrounding outdoor spaces.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

Australian architecture firm Base Architecture, have designed a modern family home in Queensland, that opens up to the surrounding outdoor spaces.

Australian architecture firm Base Architecture, have designed a modern family home in Queensland, that opens up to the surrounding outdoor spaces.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

The home owners wanted a home inspired by mid-century modernist buildings, that was bright and open, and at the same time, have rooms that naturally flowed into each other and the outdoors.


The landscaped yard of this modern house has a built-in sandbox play area.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

At the front of the house and along the driveway are bluestone walls. These walls are featured throughout the home and are intersected by concrete planes.


At the front of this modern house and along the driveway are bluestone walls. These walls are featured throughout the home and are intersected by concrete planes.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

Stepping inside the home, Carrara marble has been used as flooring throughout the home, and wood framing surrounds the windows.


Carrara marble has been used as flooring throughout the home, and wood frames surround the windows. in this modern house.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

Large windows frame the picturesque views of the landscape, while the bluestone walls travel from the exterior of the house, through to the interior.


Large windows frame the picturesque views of the landscape from this modern house, while the bluestone walls travel from the exterior of the house, through to the interior.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

Further into the house, the wood features, like the kitchen cabinets and window frames, are part of a simple material palette, that’s consistent both inside and out.


This modern house features a kitchen with wood cabinets and marble countertops.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

Off to the side of the dining room is a covered outdoor area with steps that lead down to the grassy backyard.


This modern house features a covered outdoor area with steps that lead down to the grassy backyard.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

The covered outdoor area also provides access to the swimming pool, that has an amazing view of the landscape and mountains in the distance.


This modern house has a covered outdoor area that provides access to the swimming pool, that has an amazing view of the landscape and mountains in the distance.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

Back inside and next to the kitchen, is a more casual built-in dining area or breakfast booth. Next to the breakfast booth is the living room, and stepping down from the living room is a sunken lounge.


Next to this contemporary wood kitchen is a more casual built-in dining area or breakfast booth. Next to the breakfast booth is the living room, and stepping down from the living room is a sunken lounge.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

A bluestone wall runs along the living room and sunken lounge, but it isn’t all quite as it seems. There’s actually a hidden door in the stone wall that leads to a home office.


This bluestone wall has a hidden door that leads to a home office.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

The home also has a rumpus space or play room for the kids, however it will also evolve into an area where the children can be home schooled.


This modern house has a rumpus space or play room for the kids, however it will also evolve into an area where the children can be home schooled.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

In this bedroom, the wood framed windows flood the room with natural light and compliment the wood headboard.


In this modern bedroom, the wood framed windows flood the room with natural light, frame the view and compliment the wood headboard.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones

In the bathroom, wood frames have been used again, however this time, they provide support for the glass shower surround. Geometric white tiles on the walls add a slight texture, while the wood vanity ties in with the other wood elements for a contemporary bathroom design.


In this modern bathroom, wood frames have been used to provide support for the glass shower surround. Geometric white tiles on the walls add a slight texture, while the wood vanity ties in with the other wood elements for a contemporary bathroom design.
Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones | Structural Engineer – Westera Partners | Builder – CGH Construction | Landscaping – Cactus and Hill | Lighting – Caribou

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