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Inside pilates instructor’s two-bedroom home named one of the BEST in Australia in 2020

A stunning two-bedroom home owned by an Australian pilates instructor has been shortlisted for the ‘best new house under 200m2’ award 2020 because of its stunning minimalist design and fusion with surrounding nature.

The property, which has been dubbed ‘Yandina Sunrise’ because of its positioning in the Yandina region of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Queensland, was completed in July 2019 by award-winning architects Atelier Chen Hung.

It is in the running for Houses Magazines’ annual House Awards, with winners announced on July 31, 2020.

‘The client liked to climb up to an existing clearing on the hillside of the 35-acre site where the new house is currently positioned, affording distant views of Mt Ninderry towards the east,’ Director of Atelier Chen Hung, Melody Chen, said of the initial idea. 

The residential property, which has been dubbed ‘Yandina Sunrise’ because of its positioning in the Yandina region of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Queensland, was completed in July 2019

It is in the running for Houses Magazines' annual House Awards, with winners announced on July 31, 2020 (pictured)

It is in the running for Houses Magazines’ annual House Awards, with winners announced on July 31, 2020 (pictured)

Now the fitness enthusiast can gaze out of her many clear-glass windows and watch over her family’s tomato greenhouse farm and see its vast, rippling vaulted roofs on an open field.

The house looks like a leaning prism, skewed in this way to give the owner and her guests a grand view of the outside garden at the end of each rectangular corridor.

The material used to build the house – like corrugated metal cladding – is meant to look simple in its design to allow the outside environment to do all the talking.

Now the fitness enthusiast can gaze out of her many huge windows and watch over her family's tomato greenhouse farm and see its vast, rippling roofs on an open field (pictured)

Now the fitness enthusiast can gaze out of her many huge windows and watch over her family’s tomato greenhouse farm and see its vast, rippling roofs on an open field (pictured)

The house looks like a leaning prism, skewed in this way to give the owner and her guests a grand view of the outside garden at the end of each rectangular corridor

The house looks like a leaning prism, skewed in this way to give the owner and her guests a grand view of the outside garden at the end of each rectangular corridor

The material used to build the house - like corrugated metal cladding - is meant to look simple in its design to allow the outside environment to do all the talking

The kitchen sits close to the outdoor entertaining area

The material used to build the house – like corrugated metal cladding – is meant to look simple in its design to allow the outside environment to do all the talking

The living, cooking and dining areas occupy the lower platform with a lofty three metre ceiling height, creating a space that punctures through the house to frame the northern hinterland. 

Bathrooms, a cement-framed shower and the bedroom sit on a higher platform with a more intimate 2.4 metre ceiling height. The bed itself is low to the ground giving the home a very minimalistic feeling.  

‘One of the client’s briefs was to see the sunrise from the bedroom, to appreciate this peaceful moment of the day,’ Ms Chen said.

An operable wall – one that moves and can open up – was therefore positioned in front of the bedroom to allow the pilates instructor to look over the living space and beyond, appreciating the early morning light. 

'One of the client's brief was to see the sunrise from the bedroom, to appreciate this peaceful moment of the day,' Ms Chen said

‘One of the client’s brief was to see the sunrise from the bedroom, to appreciate this peaceful moment of the day,’ Ms Chen said

The bathroom features a shower room to get ready in (pictured)

The restrained palette of greys, whites and timber browns become animated when the light hits them from outside, creating a warm glow when you're inside

The restrained palette of greys, whites and timber browns become animated when the light hits them from outside, creating a warm glow when you’re inside

The only difference in colour is in the kitchen which has a pale pink nougat-like terrazzo benchtop (pictured), paired with a blonde timber joinery to make for an appetising space for cooking

The only difference in colour is in the kitchen which has a pale pink nougat-like terrazzo benchtop (pictured), paired with a blonde timber joinery to make for an appetising space for cooking

Minimal furniture suits the owner, who can lay out her yoga mat in any room and complete a flow, using the nature outside as her motivation to move

Minimal furniture suits the owner, who can lay out her yoga mat in any room and complete a flow, using the nature outside as her motivation to move

The restrained palette of greys, whites and timber browns become animated when the light hits them from outside, creating a warm glow when you’re inside. 

The only difference is in the kitchen which has a pale pink nougat-like terrazzo benchtop, paired with a blonde timber joinery to make for an appetising space for cooking.   

Minimal furniture suits the owner, who can lay out her yoga mat in any room and complete a flow, using the nature outside as her motivation to move. 

The house is purposefully simple but no less appealing to the eye, and has every chance of winning the award come July.

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