This bespoke luxury home uses minimal glass facades to create an open plan home, with each contemporary living space wrapping around a central courtyard. The walls of this circular space span multiple storeys, creating a tunnel-like structure that stretches from the ground floor to the open sky several floors above, straight through the centre of the home. This double-storey garden takes a unique spin on the indoor-outdoor living trend, with lush vegetation and a small tree flourishing from the exposed earth within the confines of the house.
Minimal sliding glass doors grant seamless access to this space on all four sides of the ground floor, while minimal glass balustrades line the upper floors and grant uninterrupted views across the home and down into the garden below. To the side of the home, another set of sliding doors provide access to a second internal allotment space.
To the ground floor, a large open plan sitting room is connected by two walls of sliding glass, one creating a means for adjustable ventilation from the sunken open-air courtyard, the other allowing easy access to a large stone-clad corridor. On the opposite side of the courtyard, a large dining area mirrors this layout with two sets of sliding doors that smoothly integrate it within the layout of the home. Clad in darker, more muted greys and browns, the minimal glazed walls ensure the room remains bright and airy while granting diners with peaceful views of the second, white-washed internal garden to the rear.
On the first floor, an open-air walkway with frameless glass balustrades curves around the opening to the internal garden below. Several living spaces open onto the walkway via large sliding glass doors, including a large, open plan seating area. This comfortable living room is flooded with natural light all throughout the day thanks to its one long wall being made up of two minimal sliding glass panels. Each sliding leaf of the panoramah! system can be specified up to 6m in width, allowing for impressively oversized sliding designs to be created.
The ah!38 sliding door system was chosen for each of the sliding doors throughout the contemporary family home. Its slim 20mm vertical sightlines were powder coated white to match the pale aesthetic used across the interior design of the property, while the side and head profiles were concealed in the building’s finishes for a near frameless effect.
The flush threshold created by its minimal stainless steel base track allows for seamless movement between each internal space. The steel wheels are integrated into the track rather than forming carriages attached to the sliding units themselves, making maintenance a much simpler task and allowing for a smoother sliding motion.