Ross St, Toorak
The new timber, zinc and concrete Ross Street home is a study in surprise. The sharp angularity of the concrete façade and zinc awning blades invoke a clean modernist aesthetic. Inside, the light and mood softens immediately with a rendered steel sculptural staircase as the pivotal ground floor focus, combined with the interiors created by Hassell designers Scott Walker and Robert Backhouse. As a true example of bringing the outdoors in, frameless glass windows seamlessly link the interior to the same level outside, which includes a 13.5m pool running the length of the north wall.