“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”
This timeless design quote is attributed to the great 15th century inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci.
But the concept has a very modern ring to it and could certainly be applied to the home our team at Giorgi Architects and Builders has created at 11 Bendigo Way, City Beach.
The clean lines of the front elevation are simple yet sophisticated. Then at the rear it opens up to a feeling of exceptional space and light with full height glass overlooking a pool and 180-degree views across a parkland reserve.
Our clients were living in an existing home on the site four streets back from the ocean when they approached us to create a new contemporary, easy care family home to replace it.
The aesthetic is pared down elegance. Yet the appearance of simplicity in architecture can be quite complex to achieve because attention to detail is critical when aesthetics are stripped back to their essence.
We find the Giorgi method of our architects and builders working as an integrated in-house team is a secret to getting the details right. Any challenges can be met in a spirit of collaboration, with our experts pooling their collective brainpower and multidisciplinary perspectives from the outset.
This approach also makes for a smooth, stress-free experience for our clients who are able to enjoy the simplicity of having one point of contact throughout their building journey instead of switching between separate architectural and building firms.
This home in City Beach is a fine example of the contemporary luxury residences we are known for – simple, sophisticated and very liveable.
The uncluttered, modernist elevation greets visitors as they drive up the cobblestone and exposed aggregate driveway punctuated with bands of lawn, raised planters bordered with Corten steel, dark and light coloured render and polished plaster walls.
A concealed double garage door clad in dark vertical cedar boards is a triumph of clever, understated design while the three-metre pivot door at the entry extends a warm welcome.
Inside, living spaces are infused with natural light via full height glass and skylights that invite the outdoors in. It’s a great way to enjoy our relaxed way of life here in Perth.