Life in the hustle and bustle of the city got you down? Sometimes you need to take a step back (while still staying close enough for the occasional lunch meeting in the CBD). Luckily, only 30 minutes’ drive from the city, this Boya property is giving the best of both worlds – and we can have a little peep inside, thanks to our friends at Crib Creative.
Nestled amongst the trees and huge granite boulders, the home has been sensitively designed by architect Gene Mapp with the surrounding landscape in mind. One of the Hills 5 Architects, the group was renowned in the ’60s and ’70s for their organic approach between architecture and environment – and this home is an ideal example of the naturalistic style.
The interior of the home has the feel of a classic cabin – with plentiful timber and bush poles, bare brown brick and slate tiles. We’re actually a little bit obsessed with that timber-clad kitchen – and for some reason, we feel an urgent need to get into pickling and preserving.
Cold winter evenings are made nice and cosy sitting next to that pot-bellied fireplace. We can picture it already: glass of wine or warm cuppa in hand, the crackle of the fire, the sound of rain in the trees? Bliss!
While the spacious primary bedroom boasts its own private balcony, the second bedroom has a tiered loft level. Climbing into bed will feel like climbing into your own luxury tree house!
Although the interior has been designed to maximise appreciation of its picturesque setting, the home’s outdoor areas are pretty hard to beat. Surrounded by decking and balconies, there are several spots to take in the surrounds – including a generous covered patio. Most spectacular though, has got to be that lagoon-style in-ground pool!
If you’re ready for a tree-change, check out 13 Michael Crescent’s listing HERE.
Photos courtesy of Crib Creative