Florida House is a minimal residence located in Victoria, Australia, designed by Nest Architects. The clients wanted a home to grow old in, where their children would return for weekends and holidays for years to come. A home with a feeling of lightness and stillness, with views to the garden from every room. Taking inspiration from iconic mid-century homes, the Florida House separates two accommodation blocks with a central courtyard. The separate blocks are then unified with a seemingly floating roof. Dramatic vertical planes create outdoor area with subtly different atmospheres. They also allow the rooms inside have their own identities. The materials are robust and bold, but never brash. The timber internal linings add warmth to the spaces whilst the white bricks create a backdrop for the garden to shine.
Photography by Tom Ross