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Modern Rural Home

Australian architecture firm Archiblox designed and built a small, off-grid vacation home in Fish Creek, Victoria.

In order to do justice to the client’s mission, it was important that the design allowed its residents to recharge and reconnect with nature. The architects have created a modern, shed-like structure with a partially covered veranda, which is covered with Woodland Gray Colorbond cladding, wood and natural materials and colors throughout the project.

The house is divided into two zones, living and sleeping, which are connected by a central entrance. The living room is open to the kitchen, the dining room is at the other end of the open space. Sliding doors that fill the interior with natural light also open the interior to the porch, adding life to both the indoor and outdoor areas, while a metallic backsplash brightens matte black kitchen cabinets. The veranda has a small and comfortable modern dining area and a couple of chairs.

A small hallway with a floor-to-ceiling window and a small seating area connects the living and sleeping areas of the house. In the bathroom there is a floating wooden vanity under an arched mirror, while a vase adds a touch of pale blue. The interiors are designed in a contemporary style, with lots of color, textures, and lovely artwork depicting typical Australian animals and birds to embrace the place. The colors used in all rooms are pretty muted, even the shade of green to create a stronger connection with the outdoors.

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