Designed by architecture practice Melbourne Design Studios, interior studio The Stylesmiths, and the clients themselves, the Maxwell House is a high-tech eco-friendly home in Melbourne, Australia that has won awards for its biophilic design, including the Best Sustainable Design in Australia (a Design Matters Award) and a National Alliance of Building Designers (NABD) award. Through considerate design decisions, every room in the home has an element of nature, whether it be the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow expansive views into the gardens, the choice of materials that lends a natural warmth or the various planters found throughout the home.
The home is spread across two levels and consists of four bedrooms, two internal courtyards, a pool, a fireplace and large living areas. The home is both colorful and textural, with warm wood creating contrast against the dark stone, terrazzo, brickwork, marble and glazing. Boucle fabrics, hand woven rugs, felt