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Series of Internal Steps Maximizes Space Inside Suburban Aussie Home

One of the hardest parts of home design is to unearth space when none exists. This often means turning to space-saving cabinets and décor that takes up little square footage, as well as utilizing clever tricks that give the impression of an airy, open interior. But the beautiful Bowler private residence in Paddington, Australia takes a different approach to space maximization, as it arranges spaces in a series of internal steps to not just create the impression of a breezy, cheerful home, but also to make the most of the city views on offer. Designed by Tim Stewart Architects, this modern home is all about organizational skill and meticulous planning!

House open up into the small private backyard and deck

Paddington is an inner suburb of Brisbane that is nestled largely on steep ridges, hills and undulating terrain. It is barely a surprise then that this lovely family home also sits on a steeply sloping lot, which defined the overall silhouette and style of the residence. The lower level contains bedrooms, a guest room, laundry and additional spaces, while it is the second level that houses the main living area, kitchen and dining space along with the master suite. It is the step-styled arrangement of the each space that delineates one from the next while minimizing the necessity of walls and partitions.

Living area, kitchen, dining space and family zone connected as one inside the lovely Aussie home

Design of the windows allows homeowners to switch between privacy and open views

Fabulous marble kitchen island and counter design

Kitchen in white with marble and stone finishes and wooden shelves

Living area of the modest family home in Australia overlooking the pool and deck

Series of internal steps fashion the smart, family home

A large wooden deck, barbecue zone and pool area become an essential part of the interior, extending the family zone into small, private patio. The captivating use of marble for the kitchen backsplash and island, comfy midcentury décor in the living area, and a neutral color scheme add to the contemporary panache of this exquisite Aussie home.

Staircase leading to the top level with bedrooms and additional living area

Modern minimal bathroom in gray and white

Small top level balcony of the Paddington home with city view

Narrow entrance leading to the Bowler House in Paddington

Pool deck and a relaxing outdoor lounge for the space-savvy suburban home

Built-in wooden bench on the deck also creates privacy

Contemporary inner-city suburban home in Paddington, Queensland

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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