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Elwood Townhouse: Refined Modern Home and Yoga Studio Rolled into One

The narrow form of townhouses means one needs to carefully utilize the available space with a smart floor plan without compromising on either aesthetics or ventilation. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Elwood, a beachside suburb of Melbourne, this beautiful, contemporary townhouse manages to find that perfect and elusive balance between form and function. Designed by InForm, it is the front deck and garden and the rear courtyard that give this home a relaxing, spacious appeal, as the interior benefits from these modest outdoor hangouts. With a dark façade and a light-filled, neutral interior, Elwood Townhouse paints a chic, sophisticated picture.

Steel framed pergola above would be filled up with vines over time

It is the ground floor that houses the open plan living area, along with a small dining space and a fabulous kitchen with a beautiful marble island. The use of diverse materials and finishes such as marble, concrete, timber and metal throughout the house ushers in some much needed visual and textural contrast in an otherwise monotonous space. White is the dominant hue here, with the homeowners wanting an uncluttered living environment that is both elegant and urbane. Black cabinets, window frames and accents anchor these breezy rooms where color is kept to a bare minimum.

The top floor borrows from the style and color scheme of the lower level and holds two fabulous and comfy bedrooms, along with a spacious yoga studio and a yoga lane. Cultured and comforting, this Aussie home is all about a harmonious and healthy lifestyle. [Photography: Derek Swalwell]

Beautiful gray facade of the Elwood Townhouse in Victoria

Contemporary living room in neutral hues

Martini side table adds a hint of golden glitter to the all-white living space

Fabulous marble kitchen island with dark bar stools steals the show

Dark cabinets add contrast to the white kitchen with a gorgeou marble island

Open plan living area, dining space and kitchen on the lower level of the house

Black dining table chairs anchor the light-filled and cheerful dining room

Cleverly placed indoor plant adds color to an otherwise neutral interior

A long black timber balustrade off the front bedrooms hovers over the entry porches of all three townhouses and forms a unifying element for the building. It is capped with a steel framed pergola that once vine covered will soften the architecture and relate it to the leafy tree lined streetscape…

Large windows next to the stairs bring in ample natural light

Fabulous crafted timber stairs leads to the top level

Top level yoga studio at the Elwood Townhouse

Turn the corridor or hallway into home workspace

Natural light eneter every room of the house through the central light tube

Contemporary bathroom with penny tiles on the wall, freestanding bathtub and floating wooden vanity

Lighting inside the white contemporary bathroom is kept minimal

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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