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Pavilion House
Toorak, Victoria | 2021
Sprawling across two adjoining residential plots in the heart of Toorak – one of inner-Melbourne’s most prestigious suburbs – Pavilion House is not your average abode.

Designed by Cera Stribley for a private client who frequently entertains, the house is a contemporary interpretation of refined living in which the residents’ formal and informal lives harmoniously co-exist.

Taking inspiration from classical cloister and peristyle architecture, the design explores the potential between solid and void; public and private; indoor and outdoor; formal and informal.

The outcome is a series of rectangular volumes juxtaposed by a series of courtyards and programmed to grow in intimacy the further one gets from the formal spaces toward the front of the house.

Panoramic views open out to a milieu of landscaped gardens and courtyards, complete with a private tennis court and putting green, resulting in a grand yet well-grounded home.

As robust as it is timeless, the material palette throughout both the interiors and exteriors resonates deeply with notions of design for longevity.

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