Icon Architect Designed and Built Mosman Park Home
Icon Architect Designed & Built ensure the immediate appeal of this Mosman Park home with an articulated blend of form and landscape.
Amidst the boom of Perth’s real estate market, the much sought after inner western suburbs have begun to exhibit a trend of pseudo architectural function.
Icon Group’s ongoing interest in sustainable architecture prompted them to demonstrate the value of appropriate architectural design.The home accommodates all the functions of the high-end luxury homes synonymous with the area, all catered for within a more appropriate scale and modest form.
Energy efficiency was stressed in the design criteria. For this reason it was essential to take advantage of the long northern aspect to maximise sunlight, creating a harmonious balance of light and shade between the indoor and outdoor living
Internally, emphasis was placed the flow of versatile living space and creating comfortable, functional rooms. Icon’s attention to detail enabled a sustainable modern aesthetic, ideal for spur of the moment entertaining.
Surrounded by overstated facades, the street frontage captures the eye with a depth of interest. The private front courtyard draws attention while subtly introducing a visual flow of space from inside to out that is consistent throughout the home. The contrast of the stone feature wall and clean lines of the entry canopy contained in the front courtyard allude to the opulence of detailing within the home.
Opening up to the northern aspect, the simple flat nature of the raking roof and ceiling hovers above to unify the outdoor and indoor spaces within.The raking ceilings produce an enhanced sense of light and space. Feature bulkheads house the airconditioning and electrical services as well as suggesting divisions of space within the open plan area. The homeowner’s comfort is never compromised with decisively located air-conditioning and flush mounted task-oriented lighting set into the bulkheads.
Not too small for functionality yet providing a spacious feel, the home’s layout works well to accommodate family needs. Living and bedrooms are located off the kitchen to ensure convenience of movement. Ambient light filters through to the kitchen and bedroom entry all year round with an elevated roof and ceiling above. The kitchen offers clean lines and durable surfaces with high-quality flush mounted stainless steel door hardware continuing the high standard of fittings throughout the home.
Consistent awareness of the courtyard surrounds became of paramount importance to the design.The transition from living to outdoor entertaining becomes virtually seamless through glass bi-fold doors; when fully opened the internal and external spaces become one. Elements such as a low light window below an integrated television and vertical windows framing the furniture to the lounge area, successfully bring the garden into the house to achieve this effect.
The retreat feel to the master wing is a luxury in a home of this size.The open flow of space and light between outside and in, usually reserved for the most exclusive hotel accommodation. The master bedroom and library are divided by a double-sided fireplace. Courtyards push in below the raking ceilings to truly separate this area from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house.