Rammed Earth, Shafts of Sunlight, Black Framed Windows...rustic elegance: Merricks by Robson Rak...

merricks house by robson rak architects tiled kitchen island bench
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The rested simplicity of dominant horizontal lines, the warmth of rammed earth walls and an uncluttered design style create a building of timelessly classical rustic elegance in this holiday home by Kathryn Robson from Robson Rak Architects.

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Rammed earth is used for walling both internally and externally, while black used repeatedly in the window frames and selected elements further links the two spaces together....views in....views out...views across the building to the open spaces on the other side....

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Heavily glazed charcoal tiles are used in the bathroom as well as that spectacular kitchen island bench...again repeating a detail to create a simplicity...

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fabulous front door handle robson rak architects merricks house

High level clerestory windows and thoughtfully placed skylights can be a very powerful element in creating pockets of shade and shadow in a house...in turn creating a fabulous ambience of subtlety....again a simple detail, but a bold one.

And for a house which is, in almost every other way a rather serious one, I do rather enjoy the fun of this front door...a little touch of the unexpected amongst the rustic elegance...

merricks by robson rak architects, westernport, mornington peninsula, victoria