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Photos by Bridget Laird Photography. Mobile 0417 372 207.

Mary Street Richmond

Stripes, squares, blocks and texture, intertwined by earthy colours of the outback and industry make a bold statement on first sight of this house.

The block is narrow and the creative, cutting edge features are in abundance, resulting in an ease of living and a surprisingly spacious environment.

The car stacker is an engineering feat and enhances the theme of innovation. The partnership of Neill architecture and the owner have made a stunning family home from what originally was an old burnt out Victorian house.

On entering you are met by an open inviting space that breathes light from the outside The colours of the interior kitchen, dining, living rooms is quite neutral but the homeowner who is a visual merchandiser has added spark with a kaleidoscope of mixed mediums. Woollen seats, ruby red glass, speckled tiles, shiny vinyls , reflective glass and dark woods all sit beautifully in a harmonious and dramatic way.

The North facing courtyard houses a solar heated plunge pool that can be covered by a sliding deck when safety or extra room to move is desired. The surrounding deck would encourage friends to relax and enjoy.

A bamboo atrium lies at the base of the stairs leading to the sleeping level. The master bedroom and ensuite has its very own platform giving a quirky view of succulents overflowing from cleverly used concrete pipes.

The children's rooms are alive with port hole shelving and light flooding in from disappearing strip windows.

Steal down the muted stairs into the basement level for 'I want it' entertainment by the projector screen wall. A guest room tickles with dusky pink touches, greys, browns and whites.

A feature wall of sketched houses is a bit of whimsy. Framed photos of other cities takes this room on a journey into peace, desire and fun.