Set on a 10-acre farm close to Melbourne, the Merricks Farm Property by Robson Rak Architecture is an unconventional modern dream house derived almost entirely of earth, glass and timber. Meant as a holiday retreat, this spacious residence fits a family members of 4 and can simply be expanded upon as per the clients’ long term strategies.
A series of rectangular, 2-level structures, this dwelling possesses a flat roof and boasts 3 separate living places even though maintaing a minimal-profile spread across the rural landscape. A basis of organic aspects employed in constructing the dream house incorporate the rammed earth walls manufactured from indigenous sand. The distinctive textures of walls, which are featured on both the exterior and interiors, generate various hues in accordance to the place and when the daylight bounces. An understated palette of grey, beige, brown and white follows all through the minimalist area, and evokes the natural elegance of the design and style.
The contemporary residing space shares room with the open kitchen, and attributes a linear wood-burning fireplace set into one particular of the rammed earth walls bearing a light cream shade. Horizontal windows above this framework, as effectively as the black-framed glass sliding glass doors here and in the dining spot, welcome assist to elicit an airy vibe and bring the outdoors in.
The sizable kitchen island is a impressive focal level, and is wrapped in rectangular charcoal-hued tiles, some of which are heavily glazed making a distinctive visual integration. Skylights are perched over this work area, permitting all-natural light to pour in and type striking geometric shadows within the space.
A deep soaking tub defines one particular of the bathrooms and sits below a window with gorgeous views of the lush trees. Industrial hanging glass pendants enclose a bare bulb and contrast the soft sheer drapery accenting the space. A half wall of glazed tiles harmoniously echo those in the kitchen.
An expansive back terrace overlooks the huge greenery of the farm residence, attributes a dining table, further fireplace nestled into a divider wall. Down a couple of actions is one more patio featuring glazed panels embracing the pool, wooden pergola and lounging location.
Whether for a getaway get away or everlasting residence, the Merricks Farm House is a contemporary dream residence escape.
Photography by Shannon McGrath