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This U-Shaped House Was Designed To Wrap Around A Courtyard

A modern home in a U-shape, includes a black exterior and warm wood accents.

Dion Keech Architects, in collaboration with the homeowner, has completed a new U-shaped house with a black exterior.

The homeowner, who is a designer themselves and also owns Mr Pinchy and Co, a contemporary Australian brand that creates sculptural homewares, was heavily involved throughout the design process of the rural house.

A modern home in a U-shape, includes a black exterior and warm wood accents.

The house features thick external walls that enable storage opportunities internally and deep window reveals, which provide effective sun shading on all sides.

A modern home in a U-shape, includes a black exterior and warm wood accents.

Simple detailing reinforces the concept of a pure and striking dark box sitting in the landscape.

A modern home with a black exterior and warm wood accents.

The front door, with its vertical timber design, adds warmth to the dark exterior and offers a preview of the interior wood accents.

A modern home with a black exterior, includes a large wood front door with a brass handle.
A modern home with a black exterior, includes a large wood front door with a brass handle.

Inside the home, like in the hallways, there’s bluestone tiling, charcoal cabinetry, and ceilings paired with rich timber cladding.

The interior of this modern home includes bluestone tiling, charcoal cabinetry and ceilings paired with rich timber cladding.
Windows located at optimal locations throughout this modern home provide uninterrupted views of the landscape.

Windows located at optimal locations throughout the home provide uninterrupted views of the landscape.

Windows located at optimal locations throughout this modern home provide uninterrupted views of the landscape.

The dining room is central to the open social areas of the home, with a round table and a sculptural brass light fixture above.

The dining room is central to the open social areas of this modern home, with a round table and a sculptural brass light fixture above.
The dining room is central to the open social areas of this modern home, with a round table and a sculptural brass light fixture above.

The living room is located on a slightly lower level than the dining room and includes a brick fireplace with recessed television.

The living room is located on a slightly lower level than the dining room, and includes a brick fireplace with recessed television.
A modern living room with doors that open to the outside.

The kitchen is located on the other side of the dining room and features minimalist back cabinetry and a large island. At the end of the island, there’s a window that perfectly frames the view of a small garden.

A modern black kitchen with minimalist cabinets, brass accents, and a long island.
A modern black kitchen with minimalist cabinets, brass accents, and a long island.
A modern black kitchen with minimalist cabinets, brass accents, and a long island.
A modern black kitchen with brass accents.
A modern kitchen with a full-wall window that provides a view of a small garden outside.

A long hallway connects the social areas of the home with the more private areas, like bedrooms and bathrooms.

A modern hallway with a black ceiling, tile flooring, and vertical wood accent wall.

In the bedrooms, the tile flooring transitions into the carpet for a softer feeling underfoot. The vertical wood wall shown in the hallway is also featured in one of the bedrooms, adding a sense of warmth to the space.

Tile flooring transitions to carpet in this bedroom for a softer feeling underfoot.
Tile flooring transitions to carpet in this bedroom for a softer feeling underfoot.

In the bathrooms throughout the house, floating black vanities complement the black ceiling, while skylights add natural lighting to the spaces.

This modern bathroom features a floating black vanity, a skylight, and vertical wood accent walls.
This modern bathroom features a floating black vanity, a skylight, and vertical wood accent walls.
This modern bathroom features a floating black vanity, a skylight, and vertical wood accent walls.
This modern bathroom features a floating black vanity, a skylight, and vertical wood accent walls.
Photography by Lyons Photography | Architecture firm: Dion Keech Architects | Builder: Hateley Construct

Source: Contemporist

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