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Minimalist Bachelor Pad in Brisbane

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Londoner Dave Clayden has gradually adjusted to life in the subtropics, where, as he puts it, “toweling yourself down after a shower is enough to make you start sweating again.” He no longer mistakes steam rising from a road’s surface after a heavy rain for smoke, and he knows that when designing a house “you want to keep the light out and get the air in.”
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  Pricey digs in Sydney and Melbourne are pushing Aussies north to booming Brisbane. Dave Clayden’s striking bachelor pad shakes things up in this traditional town.  Photo by: Richard Powers
    Pricey digs in Sydney and Melbourne are pushing Aussies north to booming Brisbane. Dave Clayden’s striking bachelor pad shakes things up in this traditional town.

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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  The low-slung Strata sofa by King Furniture is perfect for “sleeping.”  Photo by: Richard Powers
    The low-slung Strata sofa by King Furniture is perfect for “sleeping.”

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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  Clayden made the most of his modest lot by building as close to the perimeter as local zoning codes allow.  Photo by: Richard Powers
    Clayden made the most of his modest lot by building as close to the perimeter as local zoning codes allow.

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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  Clayden and Sam Cutler, both former tour managers for rock bands, talk music in the spacious, uncluttered living room that opens onto the balcony.  Photo by: Richard Powers
    Clayden and Sam Cutler, both former tour managers for rock bands, talk music in the spacious, uncluttered living room that opens onto the balcony.

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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  Clayden claims that Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was the inspiration for his bathroom.  Photo by: Richard Powers
    Clayden claims that Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was the inspiration for his bathroom.

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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  The black column in his living room is not a mysterious monolith, but one of his speakers.  Photo by: Richard Powers
    The black column in his living room is not a mysterious monolith, but one of his speakers.

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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  For a private shower, Clayden closes the blinds on the bedroom windows, though how he manages to elude the prying eyes of nosy house guests is still a mystery.  Photo by: Richard Powers
    For a private shower, Clayden closes the blinds on the bedroom windows, though how he manages to elude the prying eyes of nosy house guests is still a mystery.

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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  Clayden is perfectly happy enjoying the subtropical sun on the balcony, though his much-beloved cat Ginger appears far more enthusiastic about lolling on the patio.  Photo by: Richard Powers
    Clayden is perfectly happy enjoying the subtropical sun on the balcony, though his much-beloved cat Ginger appears far more enthusiastic about lolling on the patio.

    Photo by: Richard Powers

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