Dark Grey Slate Creatively Covers This Australian Home

Covering the exterior of this modern house are dark grey slate tiles in a couple of different patterns, with some sections having a staggered finish to show the wood underneath, especially at the side of the home where the garage is located.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

 

Austin Maynard Architects have designed this modern house in Melbourne, Australia, for a client and their family that wanted a home that they could live in for at least the next 25 years.

The house, which is broken up into sections, has been designed so that it could adapt to the clients young children as they grow into adulthood, and as a place that could accommodate grandparents in the near future.

 

Covering the exterior of this modern house are dark grey slate tiles in a couple of different patterns, with some sections having a staggered finish to show the wood underneath, especially at the side of the home where the garage is located.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Covering the exterior of the home is a variety of dark grey slate in different patterns, with some sections having a staggered finish to show the wood underneath, especially at the side of the home where the garage is located.


Covering the exterior of this modern house are dark grey slate tiles in a couple of different patterns, with some sections having a staggered finish to show the wood underneath, especially at the side of the home where the garage is located.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Here’s another look at the slate work that covers the home, and from this angle, you can see how the patterns of the installation change depending on the section of the house.


Dark grey slate tiles covers this modern home and from this angle, you can see how the patterns of the tile installation change depending on the section of the house.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

At night, the interior lights of the home create a warm glow and highlight the windows and various parts of the home that are open to the outdoors.


Dark grey slate tiles covers this modern home and from this angle, you can see how the patterns of the tile installation change depending on the section of the house.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

In some parts of the interior of the home, there are glimpses of the exterior materials flowing through to the interior.


In some parts of the interior of this modern house, there are glimpses of the exterior materials (grey slate tiles and wood) flowing through to the interior.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

The main dining area has folding doors that open up to the backyard.


The dining area of this modern house opens up directly to the backyard.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Next to the dining area is the kitchen, with white cabinetry and a large island with plenty of space for extra seating.


This modern kitchen has white cabinets and a large island with plenty of space for extra seating.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Beyond the kitchen and dining room is a music/living room that can be turned into a granny flat (apartment) for when the grandparents move in. It has its own bathroom and direct, wheelchair-friendly, garden access.


This modern house has an open hallway that lets you look from the kitchen right to a granny flat (apartment) at the end of the house.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Separating the dining area and the granny flat is a home office that is flooded with natural light.


Separating various areas in this modern house is a home office that is flooded with natural light and looks out to the backyard.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Here’s a look at another separation of the various sections of the house. This separation, that features the exterior materials inside, features stairs to the second floor of the home.


Exterior siding materials like grey slate tiles and wood flow through to the interior of this modern house and the stairs leading to the upper floor.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Upstairs, there’s a living room with a hanging black fireplace that matches the black window frames.


This modern living room with a wooden floor features a hanging black fireplace that matches the black window frames.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

On one side of the living room are the children’s bedrooms.


White open shelving and a cabinet provide plenty of space for displaying kids toys.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Before reaching the bedrooms, there’s a section of the floor that’s perforated to look down to the lower floor. This allows sunlight from the tall vertical window to fill the staircase too.


In this modern house, there's a section of the floor that's perforated to look down to the lower floor and to allow sunlight from the tall vertical window to fill the space.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Here’s a look at the kid’s bedrooms, that can be opened up to each other, the hallways, the study and the living area. This will make it easy to change the function of these rooms as the children grow.


These kid's bedrooms can be opened up to each other, the hallways, the study and the living area, making it easy to change the function of these rooms as the children grow.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

On the opposite side of the living room is the study that can also be sectioned off.


This small hallway can be closed off from the living room, and has a small home office area.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

To reach the private master bedroom (or parent’s room) there’s a bridge that must be crossed, that also provides views of both sides of the home.


To reach the private master bedroom (or parent's room) in this modern house, there's a bridge that must be crossed, that also provides views of both sides of the home.

Photography by Peter Bennetts

Here’s a look at one of the bathrooms in the home, where white tiles have been paired with a black wall cabinet for a bold and contrasting look.


This modern bathroom has white tiles that have been paired with a black wall cabinet for a bold and contrasting look.

Photography by Peter Bennetts | Builder: Overend Constructions | Engineer: Hive Consultants | Landscaping: Bush Projects | Slate Contractors: Slate Roof Service Company Melbourne

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