• Brick House by Clare Cousins // Melbourne.

    Posted on 2nd October, by Dana Tomić Hughes in architecture, interior design. 9 Comments


    Who says you’re not allowed to touch curves until you’re middle aged? This person obviously hasn’t met Clare Cousins. Either that or Clare Cousins has really good genes.

    This deliciously curvaceous brick house she designed for her own family is stunning both inside and out. A rounded motif is repeated throughout, beginning with the grand gesture of the undulating upper level and revealing itself again in the interior detailing, such as the rounded brick nib walls. There’s control in the use of curved geometry and it never risks being gimmicky.

    It’s architectural and sophisticated but simultaneously playful and relaxed. It’s the kind of space where a pile of kiddy toys isn’t going to stain the architectural intent.

    Want to know a crazy fact? She completed the house within two weeks of giving birth to her second child. Superwoman or what? New life goal. Become Clare Cousins.


    [Images courtesy of Clare Cousins. Photography by Shannon McGrath.]

  • 9 Responses to “Brick House by Clare Cousins // Melbourne.”

    1. Kim says:

      Visually stunning. What a beautiful example of today’s housing….a modern home. love love love!

    2. Chelsea Hing says:

      Well done Clare, what an amazing house, This is the first time I’ve seen so many fabulous images. Its so well designed, so well shot, just gorgeous. Great work!

    3. Gill says:

      I LOVE this beautiful home, Clare has done an amazing job. She is a standout amongst Melbourne’s many wonderful architects.

    4. Lauren says:

      Absolutely gorgeous interior details, beautiful materials and forms, full of personality and as you say Ella not gimmicky in the slightest. I die.

    5. Margie says:

      those dark bricks are AMAZING!! I really love face brick when done beautifully – just like this. Congrats Clare, I am in awe.

    6. angelavsquez says:

      a beautiful home, love the interiors, very clean colors with a yellow tip. outside the house was a little strange for me at the begining. but now I think it’s great. have a look at the new products, google it! bocadolobo images – gold products

    7. ds says:

      great home! where is the wooden table from?

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