We’ve covered some pretty amazing homes thus far, some of which impress with sheer spaciousness and extravagance while others stand out due to their unique and eye-catching designs. Pallisandro is a contemporary abode that was completed in 2014 by Shaun Lockyer Architects. It is located in New Farm, Australia, and it features an original design that impresses with a mix of traditional and modern elements.
In order to ensure the privacy of the inhabitants, the architects made sure that passers-by would not be able to get clear views within the residence, while the owners are able to admire the surrounding environment with ease thanks to various openings and fenestrations. These openings also ensure that light can enter the abode freely thus helping create a warm and welcoming ambiance. The project’s highlight is represented by a rosewood façade, which creates a beautiful display of light and shadow. Palissandro boasts 4,305 square feet of living space as well as a ground floor and a top floor, both of which are linked by an interior staircase with wooden steps.
From the architect:
Palissandro is a contemporary two-storey house in New Farm. The design creatively addresses the constraints of the character code, acknowledging its historical context while still achieving a progressive outcome.
The building was conceived as a pure form, chiselled out to reveal apertures and fenestrations which capture light, breezes and views.
The striking rosewood façade is one of the defining features of this project, providing an ever changing play of dappled light and shade.
Project Architects: Shaun Lockyer, Neva Wetherald
Area: 400.0 sqm
Photographs: Scott Burrows Photography