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A Tale of Two Views: Fabulous Fifth Avenue Residence in Bardon

Few inner city suburbs offer as much contrast in terms of the views on offer as Bardon in Brisbane, Australia, and designed to perfectly take advantage of this diversity is the Fifth Avenue home by O’Neill Architecture. This stylish Aussie home is spread across two different structures that are linked by a common hallway, and this allowed the architects to conquer the unique challenges that the sloped lot presented. In fact, it is the topography of the site and sunlight that define the overall silhouette of this breezy home where the traditional lines between the interior and outdoors are blurred eloquently.

Kitchen and living spaces in the rear building open up towards the pool outside

It is the front unit of the residence that contains the kids’ spaces, home offices for the parents and additional utility units, while the rear building houses the living area with kitchen and dining on the lower level and the master suite on the top floor. A cleverly designed lap pool epitomizes the outdoorsy appeal that every space inside this home exudes, even as the kitchen flows into the private courtyard, creating a beautiful family zone. Smart window seats, iconic midcentury chairs and plush sofas elevate the comfort level, with the backdrop being kept strictly neutral.

Lap pool in the rear unit of the Fifth Avenue private residence

Relaxing poolside area of the Bardon home with a simple deck

Kitchen counter and bar stoools along with tehe window seat create a cool family zone

Design of the lap pool and private courtyard allows homeowners to enjoy it throughout the year

Design of dining room, kitchen and living spaces creates a cool indoor-outdoor interplay

Comfy window seat next to the small garden outside

Herringbone pattern tiles shape the stylish courtyard

But the real showstopper of the house is the way in which the front section offers wonderful views of the suburban skyline, while the rear unit opens up towards lush green bushes. It is this transformation from the urban jungle to tranquil greenery that makes this Bardon home even more special! With a street façade that offers complete privacy and creative lighting fixtures that bring snazzy sparkle, this family residence delivers comfort draped in a serene setting. [Photography: Scott Burrows]

View of the bushes from the master bedroom

Luxurious contemporary master bath with lovely view of the landscape around it

Small balcony cleverly combines privacy with city views

Brilliant lighting fixture adds hexagonal pattern to the walls around it!

Front facade of the Fifth Avenue House in Bardon, Queensland

Street view of contemporary home in Bardon, Queensland

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