Hawksburn Close, South Yarra

Architect: B.E Architecture

Designed by b.e architecture and constructed by Frank, this stylish two-storey home was created for a busy, mobile professional couple. Built largely in core-fill block-work, with Renderoc render finish, and with large windows that welcome in the natural light, this is an unapologetically modern building. It takes up most of its compact site, with a narrow side path leading to a private, low-maintenance courtyard at the rear. Inside, polished off-white travertine tiles feature throughout ground-floor communal spaces, offset in the kitchen with floor-to-ceiling timber joinery and a soft-grey marble bench top.