Red Hill House


A graphically simple composition, Red Hill House has been designed with a singular approach to architecture, interiors, and landscape. This approach taken by Sydney-based Mathieson Architects has resulted in a wonderfully harmonious and minimal dwelling in Canberra, Australia.

For such a grand design, and Red Hill most certainly is that, taking a singular approach with open plan living is important to tie each of the spaces together. Living spaces open to the exterior through expansive glazed openings, while pale white walls and limestone flooring create a palette of calm restraint throughout. An atmosphere of quiet luxury is further enhanced by accents of dark stained American oak and sandblasted stone walls.

Concealed from the street by mature hedges the residence is entered from a forecourt. A double height entry foyer leads to formal living spaces that open onto a park like garden. An elongated single level pavilion accommodates garaging to the east, and family living spaces to the west. A loggia connects to a pool, steam room, and gym. The upper level of the house accommodates six generous bedrooms each with bathrooms—luxury exemplified. A basement level accommodates additional parking and service areas, while expansive terraced lawns and reflection ponds integrate the house into the garden.

Mathieson Architects is headed up by Design Director Phillip Mathieson, leading with an approach to design that is grounded in Modernist principles of authentic, timeless design, and planning rigour. Central to this philosophy is a strong sense of scale, form, and material, and an emphasis on finely detailed spaces built to outlast changing fashions.

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