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Why The Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Is A Different Kind Of Family Home

17 March 2015

Why The Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Is A Different Kind Of Family Home

Besides it’s awesome and outstanding locations, as we explain in more detail in the Ultimate Luxury Trip to Australia, this beautiful country or continent offers a remarkable number of luxury homes.

From impeccable projects to daring ideas, here you can find everything you want. Today we’re going to talk about the Piebenga-Franklyn Residence, a different kind of family home located on a tight suburban block.

I know, I can almost hear you! “But it’s tiny, it’s small, it doesn’t have much space...” Well, I thought I’ve changed your mind about small homes. No problem, because you will be amazed by this residence. I promise!

The Piebenga-Franklyn Residence was designed by the architect David Boyle. The architectural firm is a “multi award winning architectural practice established in 2002.” If you want to check out their portofolio or see their latest projects you can visit the website here.

Now, the time has come for us to take a look at this luxury home and see with our own eyes what the architects had accomplished. With courtesy of Australian photographer Brigid Arnott we are able to see the residence in great and clear details.

Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography

The Architect’s Description

” On a tight suburban block elevated from Tamarama Beach, with no views and surrounded by overbearing houses, the sculptural extension focuses within the site boundaries to maximise the available light through a series of sequential, interlinked spaces. 

Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography

Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE

From the northern side of the building a wedge shaped courtyard is carved. This was specially made to act like a funnel ( a device shaped like a hollow cone with a tube extending from the point ) drawing the northern light.

The interior and the exterior spaces are connected by sliding doors that peel back from the facade. What do you have to say about the residence ? It awesome or what ?

Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography

At the upper floor the house offers a linear skyline that defines the central hallway and allows natural daylight to bloom inside the interior living space.

” The building form twists and shifts to capture the light. Awnings provide shading and sculptural armature to the form.

This is a flexible family home, where the restrictions on the site have been used as the generator for a poetic response to increase the perception of space and bring in the light.

Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project - EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography
Piebenga-Franklyn Residence Family Home Project – EALUXE | via Brigid Arnott Photography

What do you think about this luxury home? Does it suits your taste?

Tell me what you think by leaving a comment in the section bellow and like always, don’t forget to share!