Modern Queensland living on a grand scale. The Otway House stands proud on a corner block in Brisbane’s southside suburb of Holland Park. This luxury family home designed by Tim Stewart Architects boasts three street frontages with expansive city views to the north-west. The house is positioned closest to the north-west boundary creating an expansive lawn to the south.
The hub of the home is the luxurious kitchen and main living zone, capitalising on a north-east aspect through the creation of a double-height volume with large operable openings. It has a 17 metre opening with sliding doors adjacent to the pool, a 10 metre opening to an outdoor room with a fireplace and 4.6 x 5.4 metre window above the kitchen breakfast bench. A corridor leading to children’s bedrooms overlooks this volume and provide connectivity between levels. All three children’s bedrooms and the guest room have bespoke ensuites.
The house has been planned around a circulation spine running north-west/south-east and a secondary spine running in the opposing direction creating an efficient crucifix formation of circulation in the centre of the home.
A luxurious master wing resides on the upper level with generous corridors connecting sleeping, dressing and bathing zones. Storage is in abundance but beautifully concealed through floor to ceiling panelling. Carefully crafted bespoke joinery has been customised throughout to suit the specific needs of the client and the way they want to live.
Strong black boxes dominate the exterior form. Each box is articulated with black metal cladding and hovers above a solid stone, brick or masonry base. Large format glazing punctuates the boxes. A suspended copper box to the south articulates the primary circulation zone.