Just outside of Adelaide is Richmond House, a family home designed by studio gram that offers the owners a robust, relaxed and character-rich home to raise a family. After spending some time travelling around California, the clients delivered a detailed brief for a home renovation that was inspired by the architecture and interior design of desert modernism. Additionally, the brief requested a family home designed to suit a growing family and allow them access to an abundance of natural light. As the clients were a winemaker and photographer, the brief also requested a connection to landscape and the garden beyond.

The house tour begins in the original part of the house, where a considered renovation to the interior design has taken place; the bedrooms, master ensuite and main bathroom are now located here. Moving throughout, the original portion seamlessly connects to the new extensions through carefully designed openings. In the new extension of the home, the house tour reveals a simple open plan living space with a wealth of natural light. Cutting the family house in four quadrants, the family home designed by studio gram employs one quadrant as the kitchen, another for the dining space and the third for a living area. The fourth quadrant is removed and, in its place, a courtyard garden is included to enhance the connection to nature.

As a collaboration between studio gram, the client and the landscape designer, the garden and home unfold as one and give the owners a home that seamlessly connects all aspects. Additionally, discussions of midcentury Palm Springs and desert modernism played a major role in the renovation as well as the architecture and interior design of the home. As such, the family home designed by studio gram inspires a strong sense of oasis living. Render, crazy paving, travertine and other materials that have a textural quality to them are employed throughout the architecture of the home. Gifted with a soft glow, even on overcast days, Richmond House is a home intended to give its owners their dream home.

00:00 – Intro the Californian Inspired Family Home
00:50 – The Location of the Home
01:08 – A Desert Modernism Brief
01:36 – Connection to the Landscape
02:09 – A Walkthrough of the Home
03:18 – Behind the Collaborative Process
03:52 – The Material Palette
04:30 – Unique Aspects of the Home
04:53 – A Robust, Relaxed, Character Filled Home

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Photography by Timothy Kaye.
Architecture, Interior Design and Styling by studio gram.
Build by Cut Once.
Landscape by Emma Sadie Thomson.
Structural Engineering by Geared Consulting Partnerships.
Filmed by O&Co. Homes.
Edited by Luey Conway.
Production by The Local Project.

Location: Richmond, South Australia, Australia

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