After teaming up with boutique developer LifeSpaces Group, Melbourne–based Auhaus Architecture has recently unveiled the Courtyard House, a four-bedroom home located in Barwon Heads, Victoria. The clean-lined, modern property is part of the two firm's latest collaboration known as Auhaus Release—a series of five ready-to-build residential designs with refined finishes and enough flexibility to fit most plots.
The layout of the Courtyard House has been designed to promote a relaxing indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The living spaces have been organized around a large, open courtyard that brings nature into the interiors.
"Drawing natural light and breezes into the house, the courtyard accentuates the lofty ceilings and the endless space that is central to its design," says Elliott McLaren, co-founder of LifeSpaces Group.
"The semi-enclosed courtyard functions as an outdoor room onto which all internal areas flow; perfect for summer entertaining, or simply relaxing beneath the open sky."
To give the space a warm and luxurious feel, the teams opted for high-quality bluestone and rich hardwoods, both of which are durable enough to withstand the extreme climates of the Australian coast. Oak timber floors and brass accents have also been integrated to help weave texture and raw simplicity into the design.
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