Clovelly House II: A Calm and Inspiring Home with An Artistic Architecture

This modern house is located in New South Wales, a residential project designed by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects. A 17th-century lithograph of five little fish with human faces swimming: “Marvels Of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects Of Things Existing” is the brief of the client for Clovelly House II. This house is not only calm but also inspiring with its artistic architecture.

Concept

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For this house, the 17th-century lithograph of five little fish with human faces swimming: “Marvels Of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects Of Things Existing” is the brief from the client. The main goal is to create a comfortable house that is not only calm and inspiring but also whimsical, slightly quirky, and deeply personal.

 

Design

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The existing house is gutted by the architect, leaving the beams and structural columns only. Huge windows are also created onto the external courtyards, removing most of the walls to bring more light into the house spaces. The main problem with removing the walls is that there is no area to hang awesome arts. It becomes the approach and driving concept behind the house design: bringing awesome arts into the architecture.

 

Interior

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This house has an elegant and modern interior that dominated by white. In order to create a decorative appearance, the architect also uses some different materials that have different and beautiful patterns. Even in the bathroom, the lines between the mirror and shower door, including the color of the faucet, are beautified in gold.

 

Clovelly House II Gallery

 

Photographer: Prue Ruscoe

Karin Hoover

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
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