Location inspires charming lakefront design

Greta Andrews-TaylorThe West Australian
Izvor House by Axon Homes.
Camera IconIzvor House by Axon Homes. Credit: Joel Barbitta/D-Max Photography.

Izvor House by Axon Homes boasts an array of natural materials and a great sense of flow.

Axon Homes Owner and Interior Designer Kylie Petrou said the home, completed in February this year, could be described as a modernistic European villa with complementary mid-century elements, drawing inspiration from its location and Axon’s in-house architect’s love for the Italian masters of the early 1900s.

“Colour schemes were chosen to complement the surrounding environment,” she said.

“Consequentially, greens and dark blues are featured in this home with walnut timber and blue-grey basalt stone.

“We also used gold paint in the window reveals that effectively creates a reflective warm light in the house, and used grey stucco on feature walls, the fireplace and ceilings to provide an earthy and organic feel.

“Other paint effects and plaster colours have been applied to create patina.”

Greens and dark blues are featured in this home with walnut timber and blue-grey basalt stone.
Camera IconGreens and dark blues are featured in this home with walnut timber and blue-grey basalt stone. Credit: Joel Barbitta/D-Max Photography.

As the blank canvas was a complicated double-sloping block from front to back and north to south, Ms Petrou said the roof line and front elevation had been designed to work with the topography.

“This provides a connection to Lake Monger in the front entertainment areas as the eave lines cap the lake and parkland view,” she said.

“When exiting and entering the home, it feels as if you are walking straight to or from the parkland.

“Similarly, the single-storey level which is split over three-levels is located at the front of the house and the double storey is located at the back of the block, affording beautiful cut-through views of Lake Monger.”

The outdoor entertaining area, with an elevated pool and spa, has views out to Lake Monger.
Camera IconThe outdoor entertaining area, with an elevated pool and spa, has views out to Lake Monger. Credit: Joel Barbitta/D-Max Photography.

Ms Petrou said the home was designed to be a luxurious sanctuary for a family of four transitioning into the ‘teenage years’, meaning there were plenty of breakout areas for all to enjoy with friends, vast entertaining areas and the all-important retreat spaces for solo or shared sanctuary.

“There are two main areas in this home, one being the front-of-house which is a devoted entertainment area.

“This has the pond, pools and spa, dining, kitchen and scullery box,” she said.

“The front is split over three levels – the living area is elevated with a real fireplace and views over Lake Monger.

“The other is divided by the alfresco, which is the separation between the public and private areas.

“The back half of the house is closeted behind and below the leisure zones. This area is two-storey and contains two other living areas, guest rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms.”

Taking up the back quarter of the second storey is the master bedroom, according to Ms Petrou, which has a private sitting area with a library, a TV, a large bathroom and a huge walk-in robe.

A double wood-burning fireplace connects the sitting room and master bedroom.
Camera IconA double wood-burning fireplace connects the sitting room and master bedroom. Credit: Joel Barbitta/D-Max Photography.

For those winter evenings, a double wood-burning fireplace connects the sitting room and master bedroom, while garage access from the back lane connects to a drop zone, large laundry and storeroom for ultimate practicality.

The home is now open for private viewing, with bookings via info@axonhomes.com.au.

CONTACT Axon Homes, 9444 5658, www.axonhomes.com.au

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