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The Glass House Mountain House

2012 March 1

Located in Maleny, in the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland, Australia, the two-story contemporary “Mountain House” sits perched at the top of a hill at the edge of the Glass House mountain range. Its design by Bark Design Architects was conceived to celebrate its surroundings. Made mostly out of wood and glass, it is at once solid and secure, transparent and floating, with interior spaces that blend seamlessly into the outer. Large windows offer a full view of the forested hills and valleys beyond, while movable walls and a central courtyard literally bring nature inside.

Maleny House by Bark Design Architects

The solid yet airy sensibility carries over into the furnishings used to populate the home. The kitchen’s clean lines and deep tones are illuminated by a row of Fuscia 1 Pendants by Flos hanging over the counter. Meanwhile, the adjoining sitting area features strong and comfortable mid-century modern seating, ideal for intimate conversations or, with the addition of a Tolomeo Floor Lamp by Artemide, quiet reading.

Maleny House, Kitchen and Sitting Area

Through the other end of the kitchen, a Saucer Bubble Pendant by George Nelson floats within another mid century modern furnished space: the dining room. The orange chairs add a shot of vibrant color to the room, an effect that’s repeated periodically throughout the home.

Maleny House

Both the Tolomeo and Nelson Bubble Lamp make another appearance in the home office. On the desk, a Tolomeo Classic Task Lamp brings convenience to paperwork, while an Apple Bubble Pendant adds a sense of airiness to the wood-paneled space. And another splash of orange.

Maleny House, Home Office

After work is done, relaxation can be found either in the sanctuary of the central courtyard or sitting in a couple of Panton chairs on the deck, enjoying the view of the misty hills until the sun goes down.

Maleny House, Courtyard

To see more, be sure to check out the original blog at HomeDSGN.

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