Sandy Bay in Hobart is renowned for sunshine surf and beautiful beaches. But the gorgeous brings forth a totally different kind of wave as its latest addition moves away from rigid straight lines and embraces a more fluid silhouette.
Designed by Kevin B Howard Architects the house sits on a lot that contains watershed patterns and the challenge of working the home around these without impeding them determined the desert dwelling’s overall silhouette. The beautiful combines scenic views with a cool indoor-outdoor interplay and an array of sustainable features in a seemingly effortless manner.
Stone fireplaces play an important role in bringing this sense of inviting warmth as their presence in the living room bedroom patio and the family room give each of those spaces a fiery and dreamy focal point. Custom décor lighting fixtures and accessories add to the rustic beauty of the interiors without compromising on luxury.
With adobe walls bringing the native charm of the landscape indoors one gets the impression that the comfy home is an extension of the scenery around it as pavilions walkways and sweeping interiors flow into each other seamlessly.
Paul Kirk is arguably one of the most renowned Pacific Northwest architects who not only defied the conventions of the time but also defied the style that would soon become the accepted norm in the region. Sweeping windows practicality and the clean aesthetics of midcentury style defined his homes.