The Empty Nester: An Urban Consolidation Project



The Empty Nester was finished in 2015 by Idle Architecture Studio. The house was located in Melbourne, Australia.  The clients wanted to build a living place where they can retire from their hectic life in the city, that is why the Empty Nester was born. Although they want to keep everything in low profile, they can still access abundant of facilities offered by the city without any hitch.

The Empty Nester

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This house is a reflection of urban consolidation where the homeowners wanted to have a nest to help them escape from the tiring and busy life in the city. However, the inner-city location allows them to easily access lifestyle opportunities and various amenities.

Generous Garden Area

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This garden area is connected to the home. It is located at the rear part of the home where it will lead you to the living area.

Living Room Area

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Sitting a little lower than the rear garden, there is a cozy living room with suspended fireplace. You can also see a wooden stairway that will lead you to the upper level of the house. Meanwhile, the living space is arranged to provide a connection to the vegetation in the house.

Brick Details

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The homeowners opted for brick details since they fond of locally sourced autumnal bricks. There are also some framed-view windows located to avoid overlooking the nearby properties. Just like the interior, the exterior part of the home is dominated by palettes in natural tones.

Kitchen

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This earthy kitchen is surrounded by white walls which are contrasting to the wooden flooring and kitchen counters. There are also windows lining up to offer the framed views of the streetscape.

Reading Nook

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The house has a reading nook with neutral interior. The nook provides a simple sitting area for a cozy reading time.

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The books are properly organized inside the wooden bookcase. It is also adorned by miniature decorations in matching colors.

Via Archdaily


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