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The Stone Walls Found Throughout This House Are Designed To Complement The Landscape

A modern house with stone walls.

Studio Ilk Architecture + Interiors have shared with us their recently completed project, a new house in a semi-rural area of Tasmania, Australia, that includes stone walls.

A modern house with stone walls designed to complement the landscape.

The house is located on a site with challenging bushfire exposure, complex biodiversity overlays, and a rugged cliff-side coastline to the East and South.

A modern house with mudstone walls and wood accents.

The exterior of the home showcases a series of mudstone bookend walls.

A modern house with mudstone walls.

The mudstone walls were chosen as the core material for the home, a selection made collaboratively between the client, architect, and stonemason.

Mudstone walls were chosen as the core material for this modern house.

The stone needed to be local and the tones had to reflect the warm tones that are found in the surrounding landscape.

The stone on this house was chosen as it was local and the tones reflected the warm tones that are found in the surrounding landscape.
A modern house with stone walls and steel accents.

These tones then informed the other material selections namely warm caramel burnished concrete floors and the ochre-toned spotted gum wood cladding which also had to be bushfire resistant.

A modern house with stone walls, and wood and black steel accents.
A modern house with stone walls.

A black metal entry gate is located by the garage, which has been hidden behind wood slats.

The entry gate opens up to a courtyard with low ground cover and a wide pathway.

The entry gate opens up to a courtyard with low ground cover and a wide pathway.

The entry gate opens up to a courtyard with low ground cover and a wide pathway.

An oversized pivoting door has a black finish that ties in with the black steel details of the home.

An oversized pivoting door has a black finish that ties in with the black steel details of the home.
An oversized black pivoting front door.

In the living room, the caramel-burnished concrete floors are visible, complementing the nearby wood flooring and the colors found in the stone walls.

In the living room, the caramel burnished concrete floors are visible, complementing the nearby wood flooring and the colours found in the stone walls.
A modern living room with stone walls and a window seat that overlooks a swimming pool.

A window in the living room provides a view of the cantilevered pool that travels from the interior to the exterior of the home, and performs both a recreational and visual function.

A window in the living room provides a view of the cantilevered pool that travels from the interior to the exterior of the home
A modern swimming pool with an infinity edge, that travels from the interior to the exterior of the home.
A modern swimming pool that travels from the interior to the exterior of the home.

A fireplace embedded into the stone wall can be enjoyed in the dining area that separates the living room from the kitchen.

A fireplace embedded into the stone wall can be enjoyed in the dining area that separates the living room from the kitchen.
A fireplace embedded into the stone wall can be enjoyed in the dining area that separates the living room from the kitchen.

The kitchen, which also includes a butlers pantry, has minimalist white cabinets that line the walls, while the island has been designed with an eat-in area. Sliding glass doors open the kitchen to the balcony and views beyond.

A modern kitchen with minimalist white cabinets that line the walls, while the island has been designed with an eat-in area.
A modern butlers pantry with minimalist white cabinets.

A games room has a warm atmosphere, with vertical wood strips creating an accent wall behind the bar.

A games room has a warm atmosphere, with vertical wood strips creating an accent wall behind the bar.
A modern games room with a bar and rich wood accent wall.

The home also includes an inward-focused and sheltered courtyard that’s partially covered and includes a bbq area, fireplace, and a space for outdoor dining.

A partially covered courtyard includes a bbq area, fireplace, and a space for outdoor dining.
A partially covered patio includes a bbq area, fireplace, and a space for outdoor dining.

Back inside, we can see there’s a hallway with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that connects the social areas of the home with the bedrooms.

A modern hallway with wood floors, stone walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A modern hallway with wood floors, stone walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A modern hallway with wood floors.

In one of the bedrooms, a custom upholstered wall behind the bed includes a shelving niche, while the adjacent wood wall has a pivoting door that opens to reveal the bathroom.

A modern bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a wood wall that includes a pivoting door that opens to reveal the bathroom.
A modern bedroom with an upholstered accent wall that includes a shelving niche.
A modern bedroom with an upholstered accent wall that includes a shelving niche.

In the en-suite bathroom, there’s a freestanding white bathtub positioned in front of the windows to take advantage of the ocean views, while the mirror above the white vanity reflects the light and nearby wood wall.

In this modern en-suite bathroom, there's stone walls, and a freestanding white bathtub positioned in front of the windows to take advantage of the ocean views
A modern bathroom with stone walls and floor to ceiling windows.
A modern bedroom and bathroom with stone and wood walls.
The oversized black pocket door of a bedroom in a modern house with stone walls.

In another bedroom, the stone wall of the house acts as a backdrop for the bed and its headboard. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with natural light.

A modern bedroom with a stone wall behind the bed, a minimalist white closet, and black pocket door that opens to reveal the bathroom.
A modern bedroom with a stone wall behind the bed.

There’s also a built-in desk that matches the wood accent on the wall.

A modern home with stone and wood walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a built-in wood desk.
A modern home with stone walls, a seating area, and a built-in wood desk.

Here’s a look at the site plan, elevations, and floor plan.

The site plan of a modern stone house.
The elevations of a modern stone house.
The floor plan of a modern stone house.
Photography by Anjie Blair | Design: Studio Ilk Architecture + Interiors

Source: Contemporist

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