Exterior of Laurel Grove by Kirsten Johnstone Architecture.

An Inky Black Melbourne Home Draws Its Hue From the Ironbark Eucalyptus3 of 23

The home aims to reduce long-term operating costs through the use of solar power and energy-efficient appliances, resulting in lower energy bills. Carefully considered niches and deep reveals throughout allow the sun to reach the concrete ground floor slab in winter—and help moderate heat in the summer.

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