The Elemental House by Ben Callery Architects

Ben Callery Architects has completed the Elemental House, a modern single storey house that's located an hour north of Melbourne, Australia. #ModernHouse #WoodHouse #Architecture

Photography by Dave Kulesza

 

Ben Callery Architects has completed the Elemental House, a modern single storey house that’s located an hour north of Melbourne, Australia.

 

Situated on the ridge-line of a hill, the site has stunning views, but is also subject to the harshest of the Australian elements – sun, wind, and the ever-present threat of bushfire.

The entire exterior of the house is spotted gum timber, an Australian hardwood that’s so durable it meets the bushfire requirements and does not need ongoing maintenance. The wood will also gracefully age, changing from brown to grey.

The entire exterior of this modern house is Spotted Gum timber, an Australian hardwood that's so durable that it meets the bushfire requirements and does not need ongoing maintenance. #ModernWoodHouse #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Dave Kulesza

The large canopy overhangs and eaves are deep, allowing the home to be protected against the sun and winds. 

Inside the home, palette is dark and moody, with wood, dark materials, and concrete heavily featured.


The large canopy overhangs and eaves are deep, allowing this modern house to be protected against the sun and winds. Inside the home, palette is dark and moody, with wood, dark materials, and concrete heavily featured. #FirewoodStorage #Windows #WoodCeiling #Fireplace

Photography by Dave Kulesza

A wall of windows adds natural light to the open-plan social areas of the house, and a built-in window seat allows a restful place to enjoy the views.


A wall of windows adds natural light to the open-plan social areas of this modern house, and a built-in window seat allows a restful place to enjoy the views. #WindowSeat #Windows

Photography by Dave Kulesza

Spotted gum has also been used on the ceiling and for the cabinetry throughout the home, while oriented strand board (OSB) bracing is appropriated as wall lining and cupboard fronts.


Spotted gum has been used on the ceiling and for the cabinetry throughout this modern house, while oriented strand board bracing is appropriated as wall lining and cupboard fronts. #BlackKitchen #BlackAndWood #ModernKitchen

Photography by Dave Kulesza

In the bedroom, a large picture window perfectly frames the tree and landscape outside.


In this modern bedroom, a large picture window perfectly frames the tree and landscape outside. #Windows #Bedroom

Photography by Dave Kulesza

In the bathroom, dark walls contrast the freestanding white bathtub, and allow the natural views to be the focus of the room.


In this modern bathroom, dark walls contrast the freestanding white bathtub, and allow the natural views to be the focus of the room. #ModernBathroom #BlackBathroom

Photography by Dave Kulesza

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