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– a 25m-long swimming pool that laps against the side of the house. With all the glass sliders open, the boundaries between inside and out are seamless – even the honed stone floor flows from one to the other. The kitchen, on the main axis, sits between the pavilions. In addition to an island wrapped in Pietra Grigio marble, there is a long serving counter facing the terrace. White cabinets reinforce the monochromatic colour scheme. “The colour and material palettes have been controlled carefully,” says Steere. “Throughout the house, vertical elements are in dark zinc, dark timber, or pure white. The kitchen cabinets are fabricated from white Corian with a matt texture. Corian also forms the walls in the central zone. These incorporate hidden doors to a pantry, cool room, wine cellar, powder room, laundry and storage areas. The absence of visible handles enhances the calming feel of the space.” The family wing in the rear pavilion includes a living room and four bedrooms. search | save | share at trendsideas.com An extended arm of the pool – effectively one swimming lane – runs alongside the living room. Here, again, a screen provides privacy and a sense of enclosure. “A c