This Modern House Was Delivered To A Family On An Island In Australia


This Modern House Was Delivered To A Family On An Island In Australia | CONTEMPORIST

Architecture practice Lai Cheong Brown, have designed a farm house on an island off the coast of Australia, that's wrapped around a central courtyard.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Architecture practice Lai Cheong Brown have designed a farm house on an island off the coast of Australia that’s wrapped around a central courtyard.

Architecture practice Lai Cheong Brown, have designed a farm house on an island off the coast of Australia, that's wrapped around a central courtyard.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Building the home, located on French Island, was challenging as the island is disconnected from mainland Australia and has no public utilities. There are 2 water tanks and the home is self-sustaining in terms of power.


Architecture practice Lai Cheong Brown, have designed a farm house on an island off the coast of Australia, that's wrapped around a central courtyard.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Designed for a family, the home has 2 bedrooms on either side of the courtyard, and a main living area with water views. The home also needed to accommodate aging grandparents while also allowing guests to stay over when occasionally marooned by bad weather.


This island home is wrapped around a central courtyard.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

In the living room, the fireplace provides warmth to the home, and the window perfectly frames the view.


In this living room, the fireplace provides warmth to the home, and the window perfectly frames the view.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Next to the living room is the dining area. It has direct access to the courtyard, and a wall of windows provides plenty of daylight into the home.


This dining area has direct access to the home's courtyard, and a wall of windows provides plenty of daylight into the home.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

At the opposite end to the living room and next to the dining area is the kitchen. A tall island hides the countertop and provides storage. As the home is self-sufficient, there’s a wood burning stove to cook on.


In this kitchen, a tall island hides the countertop and provides storage. There's also a wood burning stove to cook on.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

As there are 4 bedrooms, the home also has a number of bathrooms as the house is essentially in an almost closed ‘U’ shape. In this bathroom, blue is the chosen color.


Dark blue tiles have been paired with white and wood in this contemporary bathroom.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Here’s a look at another bathroom, this time pastel green tiles have been used.


Pastel green subway tiles cover the wall in this contemporary bathroom.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

And in the last bathroom, light blue subway tiles have been paired with white tiles.


Light blue and white subway tiles cover the walls in this bathroom.
Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Watch the video below to see how the prefab house got to the island and a tour of the finished home.

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