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Moloney Architects oriented the Invermay House towards the south to frame the stunning city views. The home is also spatially organized to maximize north light. The open-plan living area located in the south-facing cantilevered volume frames the best views and serves as the heart of the home. The rooms that branch out from that living area are all oriented east-west in order to retain access to north light.

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The Invermay House is primarily clad in beautiful and naturally fire resistant spotted gum, which is complemented by in-situ concrete and a split-face concrete plinth that supports the home’s elevation. The cladding will weather into a gray patina over time to match the colors of the surrounding bush. The wood-and-concrete materials palette is continued in the interior, where the concrete is striped to mimic the grain and cut of timber. In addition to the many glazed openings and use of natural materials, the architects emphasize the home’s connection with the landscape with cantilevered steel-and-glass outdoor patios.

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