Australian Family Home in Central Victoria Is Made Out of Two Pavilions
Australian Family Makes a Stylish Dwelling Out of Two Pavilions

Australian Family Makes a Stylish Dwelling Out of Two Pavilions

The monolithic form is an architectural masterpiece

Written by –
Vanessa Louie
on March 7th 2018
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Two Halves House

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Forget about houses with pentagon-shaped facades, this Australian family home is not like any you’ve ever seen. Seemingly made out of two separate pavilions, a stairway connects the home’s private and public open spaces, balancing the family’s desire for privacy and openness.

Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

IT expert and finance professional, Sam and Sarah, are the passionate owners of the unique home. With a desire to create a home that connected well with the bushland surroundings, they began working alongside Moloney Architects to bring the architectural masterpiece to life.

Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style
Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

The two pavilions were not built for strictly aesthetic reasons. The lower pavilion houses the open-plan living spaces including the living room, dining room and kitchen, while private spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms are located in the adjoining pavilion. The two pavilions facilitate the division of public and private zones, allowing for the family to welcome guests and still spend quality time with each other.

Resting puppy on the stairway | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

Various parts of the home welcome a generous amount of light, including the stairway that acts as a bridge between the two pavilions. You can see gorgeous views from anywhere around the home, which strengthen the connection of interior spaces with the outdoors.

Main stairway leads to open plan living room and features artwork and beanbag | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style
Open plan living room features round wooden coffee tables, faux cowhide rug, fireplace and sectional sofa | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

Inside, a minimal, modern design scheme is apparent – neutral color palettes, low height furniture, and neatly organized storage units. The wide windows allow for a daily appreciation of the environment, complemented by fresh indoor plants scattered around the room.

Open plan dining room and kitchen featuring slanted walls | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

The room transitions from the living space to the dining and kitchen area in a few steps without feeling abrupt. A low bench seat follows the room’s direction and offers family and friends a space for casual chats, and relaxing afternoons.

Open plan dining room and kitchen featuring slanted walls | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style
Black and white kitchen featuring kitchen island and modern open shelving | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

One of the main requirements of the homeowners was a relaxing kitchen atmosphere. And while a black and white color scheme can appear cold and detached, the geometric kitchen island support and the rest of the kitchen’s layout provide depth to the space and creates an intimate atmosphere that invites conversation.

Black and white kitchen featuring kitchen island and modern open shelving | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style
Snug space and reading nook with throw and cushions | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style
Natural wooden walls with modern bedside table and planter in the bedroom | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

Contrary to the open living spaces, the bedroom features narrower spaces which strategically divide the room into various parts – bedside area, and dressing area.

Light blue cabinet doors with classic wooden chair in the dressing room | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style
Black and white bathroom with bathtub and large indoor plant | Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

Of course, the bathroom offers a strong contrast to the bright neutral palette of the living space, with its black tiled walls and floors. But even with privacy, the bathroom still enjoys beautiful views of the bushland.

Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style
Two Halves House by Moloney Architects | NONAGON.style

What do you think of this sloping home? Which room do you like best? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the comments below.

 

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