Amongst the leafy inner-city suburb of Bardon sits an elaborate home intended to create an ‘acreage lifestyle’ only 7 kilometers away from the Brisbane CBD. The focal point of The Nest is its connection to the land, particularly the north-east aspect over the garden, pool, and tennis court, all of which enjoy distant city views. The fundamental aspiration behind The Nest was to feel like one is living in the bush when one is instead living in the inner-city of Brisbane. This is the narrative that underpinned this project.
Ideas of simplicity and clarity were key with a minimal palette of natural materials to reinforce these values to create a timeless, robust, practical and poetic home that reflects the contemporary form of this rural idyllic lifestyle. The clients valued our interest in modern architecture and were keen for us to explore these themes in their proposed sanctuary.