While the outline of the house borrows inspiration from the plot it sits on and aims to make the most of the limited space on offer on the inside it is the dramatic spiral staircase structure that demands your attention instantly.
Designed by Oleg Drozdov the house is broadly divided into three individual units with each one having its own series of balconies and private terraces that melt into the common social zone at the heart of it all. The central living zone flows into the semi-open terrace and pool area that overlooks the generous garden outside. This ingeniously crafted terrace allows the homeowners to enjoy ‘outdoor living’ throughout the year and allows the adults in the house to keep an eye on the kids as they spend time in the garden.
Designed by paints a striking picture with its stone and glass lower level and a top level that is draped in wood. Clean straight lines and minimal aesthetics create a sense of refinement throughout the family residence with glass walls blurring the line between the interior and the garden.
A succession of glass walls and windows towards the west completely opens the home towards the garden and the curated landscape. It is the roof structure that also offers shade for the outdoor dining living and kitchen spaces as the interior seems like an extension of the greenery outside.
On the inside the color palette is strictly neutral with features such as the brick accent wall section in the living room and the colorful pendant lights providing visual contrast. Passive heating and cooling techniques adequate ventilation and an uncomplicated floor plan combine to turn life at this contemporary Melbourne home into a relaxing and refreshing experience.
A versatile building that was designed to make the most of the scenic views of the and to accommodate a family that required four separate yet largely identical apartment units Zambeze is exceptional in more ways than one.
The unique design of the house organization of various rooms and the natural 3-meter slope of the lot on which it sits ensures that the entrance utility rooms ad garage are placed on a level that is inherently lower that the living quarters bedrooms and the beautiful terrace.