Architecture · March 6, 2021 0

An Exterior Of Blackbutt Timber Hides The Bright White Interior Of This Home

Rammed earth, concrete, and timber are celebrated design materials of this newly built house in Melbourne, Australia.

Designed by Kirsten Johnstone Architecture, the exterior of the home showcases Blackbutt timber cladding that’s accented by black metal window frames.

At the front of the home, the garage door blends into the siding, creating a seamless appearance.

The exterior of this modern home showcases Blackbutt timber cladding that's accented by black metal window frames.
The exterior of this modern home showcases Blackbutt timber cladding that's accented by black metal window frames.
The exterior of this modern home showcases Blackbutt timber cladding that's accented by black metal window frames.
The exterior of this modern home showcases Blackbutt timber cladding that's accented by black metal window frames.
The exterior of this modern home showcases Blackbutt timber cladding that's accented by black metal window frames.
The exterior of this modern home showcases Blackbutt timber cladding that's accented by black metal window frames.

Off to the side of the front door is a casual room with bookshelves and a large wood bench that looks out to the front garden.

A modern home with white interior and wood accents.
A large wood bench that looks out to the front garden through the floor-to-ceiling corner window.

Down the small hallway and a timber batten ceiling designates the dining room, and extends out to a deck with a bench, with bi-fold doors connecting the two spaces.

A timber batten ceiling designates the dining room, and extends out to a deck with a bench, with bi-fold doors connecting the two spaces.
A modern home with dark wood and concrete exterior, and a deck with built-in bench made from lighting wood.
A modern home with dark wood and concrete exterior.

In the adjacent open plan living room and kitchen, there’s a rammed earth wall behind the fireplace and concrete floors.

In this modern open plan living room and kitchen, there's a rammed earth wall behind the fireplace and concrete floors.

In the kitchen, minimalist white cabinets with an integrated fridge and freezer contrast the built-in appliances, horizontal black window frame, and the black island base. The island has a thick marble countertop, while pure white countertops are featured along the wall.

In this modern kitchen, minimalist white cabinets with an integrated fridge and freezer, contrast the built-in appliances, horizontal black window frame, and the black island base. The island has a thick marble countertop, while pure white countertops are featured along the wall.
In this modern kitchen, minimalist white cabinets with an integrated fridge and freezer, contrast the built-in appliances, horizontal black window frame, and the black island base. The island has a thick marble countertop, while pure white countertops are featured along the wall.

Off to the side of the kitchen is a Blackbutt pergola that leads to the landscaped garden.

A blackbutt timber pergola leads to a landscaped garden.

Back inside, we can see there’s a walk-in pantry and laundry room that includes both floor-to-ceiling dark cabinets, white cabinets, and undermount sinks.

A modern pantry with black floor-to-ceiling cabinets on one wall, and white cabinetry on the other. Plus there's access to the laundry.

By the front door and there’s a floor to ceiling vertical timber balustrade that allows for light and ventilation. A built-in handrail with lighting helps to light the staircase at night.

Modern wood stairs with a built-in handrail with lighting.
Modern wood stairs with a built-in handrail with lighting.

In one of the bedrooms upstairs, there are wrap-around windows and a built-in wood desk with drawers, cabinets, and shelving.

In this modern bedroom, there's wrap-around windows and a built-in wood desk with drawers, cabinets, and shelving.

In another bedroom, a large window offers views of the gum trees outside. Plush wool carpet in the bedrooms helps to absorb sound for privacy.

In this modern bedroom, a large window offers views of the gum trees outside, while plush wool carpet helps to absorb sound for privacy.

In one of the bathrooms, dark gray walls and floors are combined with a wood vanity, white basins, and a backlit mirror.

In this modern bathroom, dark gray walls and floors are combined with a wood vanity, white basins, and a backlit mirror.

In a walk-in closet, there’s dark floor-to-ceiling cabinetry that lines the walls and allows the eye to focus on the tree view through the window.

In this modern walk-in closet, there's dark floor-to-ceiling cabinetry that lines the walls, and allows the eye to focus on the tree view through the window.
Photography by Tatjana Plitt | Architecture and Interior Design: Kirsten Johnstone Architecture | Structural + Civil Engineers: Maurice Farrugia + Associates Pty Ltd | Builder: CBD Contracting Group Pty Ltd