Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects

We’ve yet to come across an abode touched by the genius that is Robson Rak Architects that doesn’t make our hearts beat a little faster. The Courtyard House in Melbourne is yet another example of the studio’s superior prowess when it comes to flow and function that doesn’t, not even for a second, sacrifice on sophistication. Tucked behind the unassuming facade lie a mix of luxurious materials and practical detailing. The brief called for a complete modernisation and refit of an 80s home where the discerning client wished for a restrained palette and a strong connection with nature, and boy did the studio deliver. And while we’ve swooned over pretty much every corner of the home, what we love the most perhaps is the cellar that features leather banquette seating with a low window looking out to the courtyard… ensuring the fruit of the vine is protected from sunlight while allowing the imbiber to remain in touch with the outdoors.

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