Home Open. Size Up the Marc 0.2
You are invited to step inside our brand new Marc 0.2 residence, now open to view. The second in our series of clever architect designed, custom built homes to open to the public, it’s a residence that shows how a compact sized block can inspire a cool sense of space and style.
As a hip home for a young family of four with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office over two storeys, the Marc 0.2 employs a variety of innovative ideas to maximise living space.
Aesthetically, the home strikes a balance between modernity and classicism, nestled between an older mix of home styles on a quiet residential street in Swanbourne.
New architecture that responds to its mature surroundings is a trigger for reinventing the past and while the use of characteristic painted brickwork communicates nostalgia, the abundant use of modern and polished concrete finishes suits today's minimal style. The elevation’s projecting angular gable is a visual cue to an earlier era yet also aligns with the clean, simple lines of today.
To achieve the required sense of scale with a 340sqm home on a compact 355sqm, 11.4m frontage block without risking a hemmed in feeling, careful space planning is assisted by three-metre high glazing and generous ceiling heights according to Marc founder Danny Giorgi.
"The ground floor's footprint lines up with the boundaries to maximise floor area, providing more useable space than expected," he said.
"The use of concrete and Biowood cladding to the elevation and throughout the home provides a contemporary, luxurious and casual feel, which is exactly what the owners were looking for," he added.
Inside, the open plan kitchen, dining, living and alfresco areas sit under an eye-catching bulkhead with concealed strip lighting. Crisp white plaster contrasts with the raw textured finish on the ceiling for an industrial chic effect.
The alfresco, with its stone clad barbecue area plus concrete plunge pool, are accessed through stackable glass sliding doors which open to form a total entertaining area of more than 90sqm.
The kitchen, scullery and laundry are a triumph of space efficiency. Luxury kitchen appliances include an Ilve invisible induction cooktop, used for the first time in a WA display home, which becomes part of the bench space once cooking has ended.
Three bedrooms with ensuites, a sitting room and attic are located upstairs and open onto a balcony.
"Each Marc home is architect designed and custom built, and that level of customisation enables us to really get the most from a site like this," Mr Giorgi concluded.
The home is open to the public for a limited time only.