Robinson House


Robinson House is a large home for a future family. The client wanted a home that would be large enough for a future family while not being excessive is size like other homes in the area. The aim was to design a home that felt grand without filling the whole block. Our client didn’t want a house that required hours to maintain whilst being still achieving all the amenities of large dwellings in the neighbourhood for future buyers.



Completed 2023


Brighton East, VIC


Architecture & Interior Design


Alan Barber


An efficient footprint which consists of three key design initiatives. The first being a north east facing entertaining area and pool. A generous kitchen living and dining spaces take advantage of the north eastern aspect. Arranged in an L-shape, each space has a connection with one another along with the pool and entertaining area.

The second key design initiative is a generous entry hallway with feature concrete ceiling. When entering the home, you are greeted with a direct visual connection to the garden out the back. The third, is a large void with a feature in-situ concrete staircase. Our client is a professional concreter, so we took advantage of their skills. Concrete material is applied to express character and style of the owners- designing concrete features throughout the house like the stair and entry ceiling, along with a concrete bench seat in the living area with recessed sliding windows.

Exterior & interior material palette consists of robust minimalist materials for simplicity and durability. The house is built in concrete, timber and lightweight cladding, producing a more rustic yet modern and sophisticated appearance.

Very happy with the design. They were very co-operative during the design process where changes were made to achieve an optimum outcome.

Robinson House, Brighton East