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An Oasis of Refreshing Greenery: Modular Blackburn House in Melbourne

On first look you would be forgiven for believing that this gorgeous home is set in a calm and tranquil suburb, far off from a big city and its constant rush. But set on a leafy and secluded lot in Melbourne, the Blackburn House offers a serene oasis that allows its residents to escape the rigors, sights and sounds of the urban jungle that surrounds them. Designed by ArchiBlox, the natural slope of the lot coupled with a series of gum trees and lush, green landscape defined the overall form of the new residence and its cantilevered living form.

Cantilevered top level of the home with dark exterior stands out visually An Oasis of Refreshing Greenery: Modular Blackburn House in Melbourne
Cantilevered top level of the home with dark exterior stands out visually

Dark exterior of the house stands in contrast to the light, cheerful and modern interior with the ground floor housing the living, kitchen and dining in one wing and a family room, study additional bedroom and other utility space in the other. The top cantilevered level is dedicated exclusively to private spaces even as a large deck brings the outdoors inside on the lower level. A double-height void acts as the central fulcrum of the home that brings in even more ventilation and ushers in a sense of spaciousness.

Combining natural timber with dark wooden cabinets and white countertops, the kitchen adds to this picture of pristine modernity. Sensitive to the unique demands that help preserve the existing landscape and its natural charm, this modern Melbourne residence carves out a quiet and comfortable niche that keeps out noise and those prying eyes! [Photography: Tom Ross]

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Modern modular home nestled in a lush green lot, Melbourne
Rug brings 3D pattern to the living room in a subtle fashion
Dark shelves from floor to ceiling make a big visual impact
Kitchen island with open shelving for the modern interior
Neatly designed home workspace is visually connected with the outdoors
Open kitchen and dining area of the home with a dark backdrop

In essence, the uniqueness of this site within such a built up urban context was a pleasure to work with. Escaping the bustle of contemporary life and the noise of traffic down alleyways lined with trees and roofed with leaves was a joy. We only had the opportunity to touch this environment briefly but it has left lasting impressions on all of our team members who came into contact with it. It must be a joy to live with daily.

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Smart modern kitchen combines black shelves with light wooden finishes
White kitchen with laundry next to it
Wood brings warmth and elegance to the small reading nook
Floating box style bedside table idea with pendant lighting
Sliding glass doors with drak frame connect the interior with the wooden deck
Gum trees and natural landscape define the scope of the Aussie home

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