Our team at Giorgi Architects & Builders has just finished a stunning new luxury home
in a Swan Valley riverside vineyard – and it’s time to raise a glass in its honour.
Angular lines and raw materials come together in a minimalist, neo-brutalist design that celebrates
a glorious natural setting on the river among the grapevines.
The client wanted a low maintenance home that fully appreciated the outlook and provided liveable spaces
to entertain family and friends. They are passionate art collectors so the home also needed to be a private
gallery space for the enjoyment of their art collection.
The site overlooks the river to the east so it was imperative to take full advantage of this picturesque vista.
The house is very open with extensive glazing to the north and east with large overhangs offering protection
from the easterly morning sun in summer.
The clean, monolithic use of strong raw materials allows the architecture to complement the beautiful
surroundings rather than distract from them.
Concrete has been expressed in various forms to allow this singular material to provide subtle layering,
from floor to wall to roof. This is achieved through texture, colour and various degrees of polishing.
Corten steel has been used as the primary complement to the concrete. This is steel in its most raw
condition which creates a patina of rust and brings warmth to the concrete.
The entire house could be described as a gallery: to be filled with art
internally and looking out to a beautiful natural canvas externally.
The home includes four bedrooms and bathrooms, several living spaces, a wine cellar, garaging for four
cars and a wrap-around swimming pool with adjacent alfresco.
The merging of indoor and outdoor spaces is a feature of the residence. And importantly, there are many
places to sit and survey the view while sipping a glass of the Swan Valley’s finest.
For enquiries, contact Danny Giorgi 0413 053 800, Gabriel Tana 0419 949 440 or call 9444 0206.