Construction - Luxury

The Courtyard House

Barwon Heads, VIC, Australia

James Lyall Smith

Project Type
  • Residential
  • Barwon Heads, VIC, Australia
  • 303.6m2
Project Year
  • 2017
Project Team
  • Kate Fitzpatrick
  • Benjamin Stibbard
Collaborative Companies
  • Bamstone Bluestone
  • Dekton
  • Sussex Taps
  • Kaskade Stone
  • Rylock Windows
  • Hurford Flooring
  • Elegance Tiling
  • Haymes Paint
  • Bradford Solar
  • Tesla
  • Barwon Heads, VIC, Australia

Located in Barwon Heads, Victoria (Australia), the Courtyard House is part of the beautiful Auhaus Release collection of luxury homes designed by Auhaus Architecture and developed by the LifeSpaces Group.

Courtyard House is a modern four-bedroom home hidden in secret behind a soaring private entrance. The home was designed for relaxed living and outdoor entertaining.

The beautiful Courtyard House brings a sophisticated combination of modern living intertwined with texture, warmth, raw simplicity, and earthy luxuriance.

Crafted out of the finest quality bluestone and natural hardwood, these honest, earth-drawn materials and textures create an impression of harmony between the house and nature itself.

Horizontal bluestone slabs and vertical hardwood is combined with perfection; a reflection of design poise coupled with breath-taking craftsmanship. Aesthetic appeal is complemented by the durability of the materials, which are designed to withstand the adverse conditions the Australian coast has to offer.

The arrangement of the living spaces around a large, open courtyard helps bring the natural world into the heart of the domestic realm. Drawing natural light and breezes into the house, the courtyard accentuates the lofty ceilings and the endless space that is central to its design.

The semi enclosed courtyard functions as an outdoor room onto which all internal areas flow; perfect for summer entertaining, or simply relaxing beneath the open sky. The central courtyard is a truly unique space in this beautiful home.

The modern matte black kitchen, accented with brass fittings and oak timber flooring make a stylish statement to the heart of the home. Lifespaces Group wanted to me a bold design statement whilst maintaining the general aesthetic and atmosphere of this sociable home.

Therefore, this striking open kitchen, dining and living area creates a communal environment orientated around food and socialising. Residences can exercise their culinary prowess using state of the art Swiss appliances, whilst the scullery offers ample space for storing your family’s provisions.

The laundry is also conveniently placed beside the kitchen, and is equipped with an external access point.

The Courtyard House caters for both work and relaxation; featuring a study space, and designated reading nook with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The two living rooms foster interaction and family time, and can be used to entertain the kids or bring the family together at the end of a busy day.

The combination of privacy and family connection represents the true genius of the design of The Courtyard House.

The challenge of finding enough storage space within a burgeoning family home is also addressed with extensive storage and joinery throughout, coupled beautifully with American Oak shelving and accents.  Hydronic heating and thermostat controlled zones will also ensure that residents and guests will never be affected by the extremities of the Australian weather.

Four bedrooms, including a master bedroom, promise to accommodate medium to large sized families, and provide added flexibility for hosting guests. Parents can revel in the luxurious privacy and sophistication of the master bedroom, which comes equipped with its own ensuite and walk in robe, whilst the kids can enjoy independence within their own secluded space.

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