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The inviting Paddington Residence in Australia displaying contemporary architecture

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Taking the name of its location, the Paddington Residence located in Paddington, a beautiful inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, Australia offers the home owners “an interesting exploration of flexibility, space, and materials”. Envisioned and implemented by and for Ellivo Architects’ Principal Mason Cowle and his family, this contemporary 400 meters residence displays a fantastic design that not only welcomes natural light, breezes and glamorous outdoor views but also ensures the owners’ privacy.

The parti for the home is a procession of 5 distinct spaces, each with their own function, seamlessly transitioning from the fig tree to the west and the views of the city to the east. The spaces begin with the front entry deck defined by the canopy of the fig tree, that flows to the kitchen space via bi-fold doors. 

These doors then open to the heart of the home – a stunning double height dining volume – the hub and central meeting point of the residence. Next is the more intimate volume of the living space which opens up and transforms via large, flexible, sliding glass doors to the main deck. From here, the family can retreat to their own private spaces. 

The parents’ suite forms a loft-like space looking towards the city and down into the dining space. Conversely, their teenager’s area overlooks the pool and local views into the neighborhood.”, explained the architects.

Photographs by Scott Burrows