When a couple have spent a considerable amount of time in Japan and when their brief contains some exceptional contemporary Australian architectural references it was clear from the beginning what kind of design they were searching for: clean architectural detailing with seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces, minimalist aesthetic with a focus on all things ‘black’!

With both an east/ west axis and north/ south axis to the building each walkway transition has a window connection to the outside. As you move through the house you are constantly engaging with these framed views making the journey between rooms an experience as you are drawn to the outdoors and light. 

Japanese hot tubs, timber screening, walkways and rock gardens were all integral elements. A dedicated Yoga room with angular walls to capture the winter morning light. Full height 2700 doors and windows to enhance the connection to the landscape. There were many elements to consider and details to personalise……even a black toilet.


Location: Margaret River
Date: 2019