This house looks inwards with the front and rear-facing busy roads and the side an old house. Surprising Seclusion is a terrace house project completed by HYLA Architects in 2017. It is a beautiful house that is finished in off-form concrete and grey face brick.
The focus internal space of this house is the triple volume covered but naturally ventilated court with a pool. There is also a sculptural staircase on the side that cantilevers from the wall, reaching the second level where there is a family room.
The master bathroom of this house continues the concrete and grey face brick theme with brick openings for ventilation and views. This bathroom and the attic bath have planting areas, offering an awesome green contrast to the grey scheme.
The concrete and brick geometry of this house also can be seen in the study, family, and living room where there are custom storage units used to beautify the interior. It is an amazing house where different materials are combined to create a special character for its building.
Surprising Seclusion Gallery
Photographer: Derek Swalwell, HYLA Architects