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    A fluidity of surfaces is witnessed from within the Yarra House designed by Leeton Pointon architects and Susi Leeton architects. Floors become walls; walls become ceilings; and ceiling open up to sky.


    From approach, the entrance looks like a cave formed by rendered concrete walls. Only the slight and irregular black window frame insertions appear to allow light into the house. But once within, light falls through the double-story void from above in all directions.


    Light enters through openings in thick off-form concrete and cascades down oak and white plastered surfaces. It then washes over limestone and marble, illuminating art, furniture and every handcrafted and natural surface throughout the house.


    The focal point and central pivot of the house is a sculptural circular stair. This transitional element divides the entire double-storey spaces as it stretches out under a steep exterior site.

    Curved surfaces play against rigid lines in a style that the architects describe as ‘archaic’ – an effortless blend of both the primitive and artistic. Materiality was the primary factor in the selection of timbers, stone and every other interior feature.



    The house is sited south of the Yarra River in one of Melbourne’s many beautiful neighbourhoods. The team of architects won an Architecture Award for Interior Architecture at the 2009 Victorian Chapter Awards. - Andrew J Wiener

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    There is something about this I really like. Those stairs are cool.
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    I could stand living here for a while... the couches look comfy, like you could just jump on them or something. And the back yard is awesome.

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    Great location and there are parts I really like. The painting above the couches is awful.


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    Yeah, the couch painting would be the first thing to go.

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    they totally stole that staircase design from the AGO

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    I am very tired of all the modern designs. Chances are you're not living in Denmark!

    Throw in an oakwood couchtable, please.
    Then replace the couches.

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    I like the bathroom, couches, staircase, and the outside, but the rest is kinda awful.

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    It makes me feel sleepy....

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    I like it.
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    i want it.
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    gorgeous. i'm stealing the spun light f.

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    It's just not happening for me.

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    It needs some softening touches and colour (as usual) but I like the way it flows and the use of blonde timber. That hideous purple manga painting has to go and the brown sofas look like a chiropracter's dream.
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