Project Details

Bentleigh House has been architecturally reimagined by MMAD Architecture, transforming the original Californian bungalow into a family home seamlessly connected to landscaped outdoor spaces. This residence is a genuine forever home, reflecting the values of its occupants.

Upon entering, guests are welcomed by a double-height sitting room that offers glimpses of the house beyond. The expansive space surrounds you, guided by a triangular window leading the gaze upward to the first-floor viewing deck and study, framed by elevated greenery. The window seat provides a direct line of sight to the garden, featuring a striking red spiral staircase and curved walls leading to further rooms. The house comprises four bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a private balcony, two children’s rooms, and a thoughtfully designed guest bedroom to ensure visiting travelers feel at home.

The seamless flow from room to room is emphasized by the external spiral staircase connecting the viewing deck back down to the garden—a moment of cyclical continuity. One of the most memorable design features is the vibrant flame-red perforated metal spiral staircase by enzie. This bold choice, conceived through a dialogue with the client and originally presented as a 3D render color, stands out starkly against its surroundings. The staircase not only serves a functional purpose but also acts as a visual expression of the inhabitants’ personality, encapsulating the essence of the house.

Project Details

  • Universal 1880/16
  • Powder-coated Flame Red
  • Comcork Antislip Treadpads
  • Perforated Enclose Balustrade
  • 10mm holes at 16mm centers
  • 32mm Handrail

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