Australia Trends Home Trends Volume 32 No 1 Australia - Page 27

Touch of class This multi-storey home makes the most of its modest site and a tropical climate – marble and exotic woods bring the natural world inside A smallish site doesn’t limit you to a modest home. Faced with a tight land area, an effective design approach will optimise every square metre of the property, create a sense of internal expansiveness and connect to the outdoors and views at every turn. It also helps that if you can’t build outwards, you can build up instead. This five-level home, on a small 465m2 plot was designed by its owner, interior designer James Yong, of Interlink Design Solutions. The house footprint takes up almost all of the property, with a lane pool running along one side, says Yong. Facing page: An airy double-height volume on the main living floors give this house by owner and designer James Yong a sense of space. Above left and right: A matched veneer on the front door and Italian marble floors at entry, provide an indication of the interiors to come. Left: The five-level, four-bedroom home sits on a modest plot of land. search | save | share at