The Karlusic Residence located in Melbourne, Australia and designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates. The house has a simple design, they want accentuate the nature arround the house and also the positioning of 30yr old Japanese Maple. It use lime-wash as the finish most of the house, gives the appearance of a weathered carved rock. Some parts of the house finished in a sawn-cut bluestone once again emphasizing natural finishes.
There are many beautiful elements of the house such as the textured water wall along the steps towards the front entry, a shallow reflective pond with Gold fish and turtles, segmented raised platforms with each platform holding a different form of plant-life, and with the middle platform holding sand with a 3mx.6m old solid wood pier beam that was recycled from the docklands piers.
From The outside, the house looks enclosed from the outside, but inside the house there is an internal courtyard with a lap pool and a line a bamboo running down the full length of the north boundary.
Design of House