Perfectly engineered to suit the practical and cultural needs of the client, this Menora home showcases how custom designs are crafted for functionality without compromising on elegance.
Built by Weststyle, this two-storey home has a modern, yet warm and comfortable atmosphere.
Weststyle Lead Architect Mary Ong said the facade and entrance was well thought out to provide a stunning first impression.
She said granite free-form stone cladding on the garage continued to the front door, acting as a guide for guests.
“The entry door is clad in natural timber, stained to match the internal cabinetwork,” Ms Ong said.
“The same timber is also used on the master bedroom balcony, creating a cohesive facade.
“This invites visitors into an entry gallery with 4.5m-high ceilings and high-level windows surrounding the void.”
Describing the build’s colour style as a fresh palette, Ms Ong said the timber and stone elements can be seen throughout the home, while subtle curves, crisp white backdrops and dark frames are a nod to aesthetic eras gone by.
The home, which is nearly 500sqm in floor area, was designed to feel cosy while offering plenty of space for the family.
“The client’s brief was clear from the start,” Ms Ong said. “They wanted their home to enhance their quality of living, to make their lives easier and to have the space to entertain big groups.
“The home was to accommodate their large family, where everyone has their own privacy and the ability to come together as one.
“It comprises two kitchens, a large dining room for entertaining, living, a children’s playroom and a small study on the ground floor.
“The upper floor holds four minor bedrooms with two Jack and Jill ensuites and a master suite with a sitting area and balcony.”
Setting the home apart from others in Western Australia, the client requested cultural additions to cater to their faith.
“From a cultural perspective, this home had to include specific requirements for the Jewish faith, which included separate kitchens for meat and dairy food preparation, cooking and storage,” Ms Ong said.
The home also incorporated a sukkah in its design, which is a hut-like structure used during the Jewish festival of Sukkot.
“A sukkah, which required an open, fixed, operable roof structure to allow a certain amount of light in at different times, was an important inclusion and was designed into the home as a courtyard space,” Ms Ong said.
Flexing its design prowess, Weststyle accentuated the open flow of the home with careful use of large windows to bring in natural light and offer views to the outdoors and pool.
“We have incorporated a combination of large fixed panes of glass, louvred windows, skylights and sliding doors to achieve an indoor and outdoor atmosphere,” Ms Ong said.
“The alfresco is bound by cooking, living and dining spaces, which allows people to move freely and seamlessly between inside and outside.
“The living spaces were also orientated north to north-west to benefit from the northern light in winter, as well as to frame the views of the park across the road.”
Adjacent to the pool, the home includes a guest pavilion consisting of an ensuite and kitchenette for guests and the client’s children once they grow older and need more privacy.
In terms of style, the build stayed true to the classic elements while incorporating modern touches.
“Form and materiality were key aspects for our clients,” Ms Ong said.
“Form was dictated by the floor plans, curves were introduced into particular rooms to soften and invite and, in turn, were presented externally.
“Our clients appreciated the style of the modern era, however did not want to replicate it, as this home was not built in that time.
“Clean lines, large overhangs and asymmetry were incorporated into the design to hint to a past era.”
CONTACT Weststyle, 9345 1565, www.weststyle.com.au