This home was designed to act as a hotel for the owner’s friends and family

This modern home has a sunken living room, a plunge pool, a firepit and outdoor lounge area.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

 

When Lachlan Shepherd Architects were approached by their clients, Angie, Vic and their Dalmatian Pirate, to design them a house, the brief was simple, create a home that when people walked in they would have their breath taken away.

 

This modern home has a sunken living room, a plunge pool, a firepit and outdoor lounge area.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

Located in Australia and overlooking a golf course, the home was designed to focus on entertaining, where guests are always welcome and the house could act as a hotel for their friends and family.

At the rear of the home there’s a plunge pool that’s heated year-round (it also doubles as a water feature), as well as an outdoor lounge and firepit.


At the rear of this Australian home there's a plunge pool that's heated year-round (it also doubles as a water feature), as well as an outdoor lounge and firepit.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

Inside, the living room has been sunken into the floor of the home, making it a unique feature, and the copper tv surround draws the eye even more, creating a dramatic look.


Inside this home, the living room has been sunken down into the floor, making it a unique feature and the copper tv surround draws the eye even more, creating a dramatic look.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

Just off the living room is a sitting area and dining space. Copper touches like the details in the shelving and in the pendant lights above the dining table tie into the copper in the living room for a cohesive look.


Copper touches like the details in the shelving and in the pendant lights above the dining table tie into the copper in the living room for a cohesive look in this house.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

Floor-to-ceiling windows with black frames that surround the living, dining, and kitchen areas provide views of the swimming pool and golf course.


Floor-to-ceiling windows with black frames that surround the living, dining and kitchen areas provide views of the swimming pool and golf course.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

In the kitchen, gray countertops are paired with white cabinetry, and the island is large enough to comfortably sit a group of people.


In this kitchen, grey countertops are paired with white cabinetry and the island is large enough to comfortably sit a group of people.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

Just beside the sitting area and dining table are some artistic sliding barn doors.


This modern home features artistic sliding barn doors.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

Light gray stair treads have been combined with black steel and a glass handrail to create a contemporary look for the staircase.


Light gray stair treads have been combined with black steel and a glass handrail to create a contemporary look for the staircase.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

Upstairs, the open walkway overlooks the living room below and provides access to the bedrooms.


This tiled hallway overlooks the living area below.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

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