Bringing modernity to a rural setting is all about finding that elusive balance between the two worlds that are so very different from one another. Striking this perfect balance is the exceptional Wistow House that is surrounded by a picturesque landscape. Designed by Mountford Williamson Architecture, the house extends into the landscape outside thanks to the large overhangs that offer natural shade and create smart sitting areas on both sides of the residence. Large sliding glass doors with wooden frames and glass windows add to this sense of openness while the exterior is draped in corrugated steel.
Accentuating this brilliant array of textural charm is the painted brick wall and timber floors that ensure that vernacular design is elegantly intertwined with modern functionality. Recycled brick brings green goodness to this large and spacious home with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living area, kitchen and dining space are connected in an open plan space while the bedrooms occupy the two wings of the house. It is the glass doors that bring natural light into every one of these rooms and drive away any sense of dullness or boredom.
On the inside, the color scheme is largely neutral with wood and white shaping the backdrop in almost every room. Curated décor and smart lighting put the final touches on this exquisite and creative Aussie home. [Photography: Phillip Handforth and Jonathan DVK]