A true indoor-outdoor experience, if ever there were one. Designed by noted practice Andresen O’Gorman Architects in 1995, the Rosebery House sits in a secluded grove on the far side of a gully in Highgate Hill in Brisbane, Australia.
Created by a screen-like facade made of wood slats that simultaneously shields the home and dissolves it into the landscape, the modern residence comprises three two-story pavilions united by the “super-scale trellis” and a series of hallways and stairwells.
It’s adaptable, too, with the four bedrooms—plus two bathrooms—located on two floors in the northern pavilion able to be arranged according to life-stage. The main living area is found on the upper floor of the southern pavilion, where the dining area and kitchen are separated from the lounge by an expansive “living deck.” Better yet, the lounge opens onto a wide window seat by way of a sliding battened panel screen that renders the barrier between indoor and outdoor invisible.
Interior leadlight glass walls further that connection, creating the sense that the delicate timber house is at one with its surroundings. It’s available for sale through Modern House (price upon request).