Rostill HouseContemporary Exterior, Melbourne
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Concrete When you’re covering a large area that gets a high level of vehicular traffic, such as a driveway, concrete is often the best paving solution. This Melbourne, Australia, home demonstrates the versatility of concrete: The house is clad in textured concrete, and the same material with different colors and finishes has been used for the irregularly shaped driveway and the mix of different-size paving units in the pathway.Pros: There is a huge range of colors, textures and finishes available for concrete, and virtually any shape is possible. The material is long-lasting and durable, looks great combined with other materials such as timber, terra cotta, stone and brick, and can be cut to resemble large pavers. Cons: Professional skill is needed for a quality job, and concrete needs to be cleaned regularly in humid or wet locations.
Houzz at a GlanceLocation: MelbourneArchitect: BG ArchitectureSize: 8,084 square feet (751 square meters); 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder roomThe lot’s shape largely drove this home’s design. The site is bound by five properties and is narrow in the front and back. To create a private sanctuary with many neighbors nearby, the architects designed a series of internal zones choreographed to suit the natural lay of the land.