Located in Australia's capital city Canberra, the Red Hill House is a lesson in simple sophistication. Its minimalist exterior is formed by a series of interlocking rectangular volumes. A row of hedges conceals the geometric exterior from the street creating an entry from a forecourt. Internally, a double-height foyer leads to the main living area. Stark white walls and limestone floors produce a singular palette that is complemented by dark stained American oak and contemporary fixtures. While an intersecting pavilion extends toward the tennis court to house a garage, a loggia provides access to a pool and steam room. Walls of glazing inserted throughout the interior slide open, expanding the indoors out to a park-like garden with terraced lawns and reflection ponds.
Photos: Romello Pereira / Mathieson Architects