See Inside The Home This Architect Designed For Her Own Family

This contemporary Australian home has been designed for indoor/outdoor living and features a minimalist kitchen, outdoor lounge, a swimming pool with cabana and a landscaped yard

Photography by Frysteen

 

Australian architect Sarah Waller has sent us photos of her latest project, a modern home overlooking a golf course that she designed for herself and her family.

 

This contemporary Australian home has been designed for indoor/outdoor living and features a minimalist kitchen, outdoor lounge, a swimming pool with cabana and a landscaped yard

Photography by Frysteen

Inspired by the simplicity and sophistication of mid-century modern architecture, the home is a single level design and is spacious in its layout.


Inspired by the simplicity and sophistication of mid-century modern architecture, this Australian home is a single level design and is spacious in its layout.

Photography by Paul Smith

At the rear of the home, there’s a lawn area before stepping down to the swimming pool surrounded by lush landscaping.


At the rear of this home, there's lawn area before stepping down to the swimming pool surrounded by lush landscaping, that helps to create a resort-like atmosphere.

Photography by Paul Smith

Off to the side of the pool is a cabana that’s been furnished with casual and comfortable pieces as well as a hanging chair. At night the cabana is lit up, ideal for outdoor entertaining.


Off to the side of this pool is a cabana that's been furnished with casual and comfortable pieces as well as a hanging chair. At night the cabana is lit up, ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Photography by Paul Smith

Heading back up to the house, there’s an outdoor lounge that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living.


This contemporary Australian house has an outdoor lounge that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living.

Photography by Paul Smith

The main living area is open to the backyard, with large overhangs providing shade for the interior of the home, important for those hot Australian days.


The main living area of this home is open to the backyard, with large overhangs providing shade for the interior, important for those hot Australian days.

Photography by Paul Smith

Inside, the black and white minimalist kitchen makes a statement. The fine matte black laminate and the marble-look porcelain used in the design of the islands reflect the linear monochrome feel throughout the home. A large black box hides the essentials of the kitchen, and inside, there’s plenty of storage, an additional butlers sink and extra prep space.


In this minimalist kitchen, fine matt black laminate and marble-look porcelain used in the design of the islands , and a large black box hides the essentials of the kitchen. Inside there's plenty of storage, an additional butlers sink and extra prep space.

Photography by Paul Smith

On the other side of the black box is the living room. A tv is positioned above a fireplace, and a large sofa makes it the ideal place to watch movies.


This modern living room is open to the backyard of this home. A large sofa focused on the tv and fireplace makes it the ideal place to watch movies.

Photography by Paul Smith

Down the hallway, there’s a small study area that’s been built-in. Hidden lighting underneath a picture rail provides a soft, ambient light for the work area.


In this hallway, there's a small study area that's been built-in. Hidden lighting underneath a picture rail provides a soft, ambient light for the work area.

Photography by Paul Smith

Almost entirely surrounded by glass, the master bedroom has views of the pool and backyard.

Sarah mentions “I love that you have all the comforts of indoors, yet you really feel part of the landscape. We wake up with the sun and experience the subtle changes in weather throughout the day.”


Floor-to-ceiling windows almost surround this modern black and white master bedroom and provide views of the backyard.

Photography by Paul Smith

The master bathroom opens up to the outside, where there’s a secluded area with an outdoor shower and a deep free-standing bath.


This master bathroom opens up to the outside, where there's a secluded area home to an outdoor shower and a deep free-standing bath.

Photography by Paul Smith

Here’s a look at the children’s bedrooms. Both bedrooms have built-in window seats with storage underneath, perfect for sitting and reading a book or daydreaming while looking outside at the treetops.


This modern children's bedroom has a built-in window bench with storage, and black elements throughout tie all of the design elements together.

Photography by Paul Smith

The bedrooms also feature simple pendant lights as bedside table lamps. To create a cohesive look, the black fans match the black window frames, the black window seat cushion, and a couple of black decor accessories.


This modern bedroom has a built-in window seat with storage underneath.

Photography by Paul Smith

Black is carried through in this bathroom, with the black framed mirror. The floating vanity creates a modern look and hidden lighting underneath makes the space feel bright.


This bathroom has a vanity with hidden lighting underneath to keep the bathroom looking bright.

Photography by Paul Smith

At the other end of the home and overlooking the backyard and swimming pool is Sarah’s design office.

Sarah says, “To manage the entire process and bring it all together is incredibly satisfying and now we’re living and experiencing the home, you get a true appreciation that beyond its aesthetic qualities it has a wonderful feel. Sometimes I have to pinch myself it’s ours”.


This home office of an architect looks out over the backyard from the wrap around windows.

Photography by Paul Smith

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