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open the generous living areas to a large, sheltered outdoor area tucked under a first-floor balcony. The house connects to the outdoors on most sides while the articulated frontage brings great street presence. To break up the long, airy living spaces, there is a feature spotted gum timber staircase with glass balustrades and also a dramatic marble television and gas fire surround. Other features include a dedicated cinema room and a sleek master bathroom with a Forme freestanding bathtub. “A neutral colour palette of whites, creams, and light greys accentuates the open spacious ambience,” says Sanzari. Lighting was also an important consideration in this design. Fitting the house out with downlights provided an even light which covers large areas, without disrupting the modern, understated look. For further details, contact Starr Constructions, PO Box 475, Moorebank, NSW 2170, phone: (02) 9822 7799. Email: au, or visit the website: www. save & share 47859 at Facing page: This home by Starr Constructions negotiates a sloping site while retaining flowing interiors. Top: The house offers great internal connections and also easy links with the sheltered outdoor environments. Above left: A stone fire surround and wood and glass staircase are focal points of the generous living spaces. Above: A clean white material palette sets off the freestanding Forme bath. search | save | share at