The Birch Tree Home by Susi Leeton Structure + Interiors is an train in distinction. Regardless of being a useful dwelling for a household of 4, the shoppers and designers wished it to be a press release piece of structure – replete with sculptural components and dramatic thrives.
‘Our purpose was to create a mild however sturdy household dwelling set amongst a phenomenal, restful backyard,’ says architect Susi Leeton. To take action, she maximised curved kinds and textured supplies that served each a useful and aesthetic function.
The waving curves and mild arches of the partitions create pure partitions between areas, organically dividing rooms into their zones.
For instance, the doorway corridor staircase is a sweeping sculptural type, that shields the entrance lounge from the edge, whereas the mezzanine balcony undulates in smooth waves to protect upstairs exercise from spilling into the decrease degree. One other curved wall funnels the view from the entryway right down to the backyard – permitting the pool to unfold itself solely as one strikes by means of the stomach of the home.
This curved motif continues on the outside, with round metal arches framing the northern pool terrace, and an outsized entrance door that resembles a cave entrance.
In an effort to obtain steadiness and fixed concord, these monolithic kinds are offset by textures, tone and supplies. An understated palette (consisting of pure limestone, oak timber flooring, polished plaster wall and linen curtains) works to melt the outsized volumes. For each second of solidness, there’s a second of delicacy.
‘The partitions being Marmorino (polished plaster) create a shimmering impact all through each house,’ says Susi. That is additional enhanced by the glittering pool reflections bouncing off the rear physique of the home. A chic and sleek dance!