Crescent Shapes And Bright Colors Feature In This Architect’s Home

Robert Puksand of Australian architecture & interior design practice Gray Puksand, has designed a modern house for himself and his family, located in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

 

Robert Puksand of Australian architecture & interior design practice Gray Puksand, has designed a modern house for himself and his family, located in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton.

 

At the front of the low maintenance house, a ramp leads down to a sunken garage that opens up to a basement level with a home gym and storage. Beside the ramp, there’s a walkway that guides guests to the front door. On one side, there’s frosted panels hiding the pool from view. On the other side, there’s a bright yellow perforated screen made from exterior grade MDF.

At the front of the low maintenance modern house, there's a ramp that leads down to a sunken garage that opens up to a basement level with a home gym and storage. Beside the ramp, there's a walkway that guides guests to the front door. Alongside one side, there's a frosted panels that hide the pool from view. On the other side, there's a bright yellow perforated screen made from exterior grade MDF.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

When talking about the home, Puksand says “I wanted to create a setting that was like living in a sculpture, the whole house is about creating delight with curves and the play of shapes.”


The flooring throughout this modern house is a hand-crafted polished concrete floor.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

The main floor of the home is the primary living area. The living room opens up to the patio outside through large black-framed sliding glass doors. To tie in with the black frames, a Bathyscafocus suspended fireplace hangs from the ceiling. The living room is also open to the kitchen and the dining area.


This living room opens up to the patio outside through large black-framed sliding glass doors. To tie in with the black frames, a Bathyscafocus suspended fireplace hangs from the ceiling. The living room is also open to the kitchen and the dining area.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

The boldly colored kitchen has a curved orange island, while the black cabinets, with an integrated fridge, provide a strong contrast and help to make the color of the island ‘pop’. The flooring throughout the house is a hand-crafted polished concrete floor.


This boldly colored modern kitchen has a curved orange island, while the black cabinets, with an integrated fridge, provide a strong contrast and help to make the color of the island 'pop'. The flooring throughout the house is a hand-crafted polished concrete floor.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

Another area that is brightly colored is the study, that’s located in a small nook, around the corner from the kitchen and dining area. Bright yellow supports hold the white wall shelves and floating desk in place.


This small and modern study has bright yellow supports that hold the white wall shelves and floating desk in place.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

The dining area, which is mostly black and white, has a piece of art from Robert Puksand’s personal collection hanging above a minimalist sideboard. Decorative circles on the windows adds a fun shadow to the interior of the home.


This minimalist dining area, which is mostly black and white, has a brightly colored piece of art hanging above a simple black and glass sideboard. Decorative circles on the windows adds a fun shadow to the interior of the home.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

Outside and at the front of the home, the outdoor patio sits next to the swimming pool. On either side of the upper floor balcony, crescent shapes have been applied at the ends of the wall, providing a sculptural appearance and privacy. Those crescent shapes have also been used for the main floor too.


At the front of this modern house, the outdoor patio sits next to the swimming pool. On either side of the upper floor balcony, crescent shapes have been applied at the ends of the wall, providing a sculptural appearance and privacy. Those crescent shapes have also been used for the main floor too.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

At the rear of the home the crescent shapes continue, and can also be seen inside the master bedroom. Large sliding doors open the bedroom up to the small backyard, and allow plenty of natural light to fill the bedroom.


In this modern Australian house, large sliding doors open the bedroom up to the small backyard, and allow plenty of natural light to fill the bedroom.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

Behind the master bedroom is a walk-in closet and the master bathroom. In the master bathroom, a tall window perfectly frames a potted plant outside, while a dual sink vanity with black cabinetry and a white counter makes sure there’s plenty of room for personal items. There’s also a toilet and a walk-in shower.


In this modern master bathroom, a tall window perfectly frames a potted plant outside, while a dual sink vanity with black cabinetry and a white counter makes sure there's plenty of room for personal items. There's also a toilet and a walk-in shower.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

Back into the main area of the home, there’s a laundry room with floor to ceiling cabinets, and brightly colored pockets of open storage areas.


This modern laundry room has floor to ceiling cabinets, and brightly colored orange pockets of open storage areas.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

Around the corner from the laundry are a set of stairs that lead to the upper floor of the home. Solid slab honed bluestone has been used for the stair treads and rises.


This modern staircase uses solid slab honed bluestone for the stair treads and rises.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

At the top of the stairs, there’s a small gallery area with multiple pieces of artwork and a sitting area to sit back, relax and appreciate the art pieces.


At the top of the stairs in this modern house, there's a small gallery area with multiple pieces of artwork and a sitting area to sit back, relax and appreciate the art pieces.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

Off the gallery is the balcony that we saw earlier. It looks out over the patio and swimming pool at the front of the house.


Crescent shapes at each end of this balcony provide privacy and a sculptural touch to this modern house.

Photography © Shannon McGrath

To truly understand the layout of the home, here’s the floor plan.


Robert Puksand of Australian architecture & interior design practice Gray Puksand, has designed a modern house for himself and his family, located in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton.


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