Based in Perth, Western Australia, Blend Residential Designs is a highly acclaimed architecture and interior design practice exclusively working for residential projects. They offer a variety of services like custom design homes, renovations, multi-unit developments, interior design, and landscape design.

Their small yet qualified team of designers efficiently work towards each project, creating a unique experience for each client. For Blend Residential Designs, home is not just a financial investment, it is a place that echoes the personality of people that live in it, where the family grows and people are comfortable. Therefore, they aim to provide an enriching experience to each of their clients.

Their designs are contextual and each design is individualistic but if we view most of their designs, we will notice that they are in congruence with each other.

Following are some of the projects by Blend :

1. 48 SWANBOURNE

Location: Swanbourne, Australia

The idea was to optimize the space with an area of just 400 square meters. The design is kept minimalistic and a simple color palette of grey and white has been used. The light tones and extensive lighting gives an illusion of a large space. The alfresco area opens up to a large expanse of green making the best use of the setback.

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2. 39 MT. CLAREMONT

Location: Mount Claremont, Australia

Located on a verdant street lined with trees, this contemporary home was designed to sustain a growing family. The spatial arrangement of the house is done in such a way the children’s and parent’s area is segregated by a high ceiling dining and living area, giving the space a voluminous feeling. The clerestory windows that are placed above the glass doors help in imbibing the northern natural light with the interior atmosphere in turn regulating a fluid movement between the open living area, the alfresco area, and the pool. The stone-clad walls and simple tones of white and grey add up to the desired contemporary design that was asked by the clients.

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3. 3 FLOREAT

Location: Floreat, Australia

This home for a family with diverse needs is located in the established Floreat suburb. The client had a vision of a home that would augment the use of the site and would support the evolving needs of the family. There is a designated space for different activities like kid’s play area, office, etc. this ensures privacy when desired. The wide entrance opens up to a living, dining, and an open kitchen. The liberal usage of lighting makes the house look spacious. The living area opens up to the outdoors and the pool making the best use of the site. The angled roof adds up a contrast to the character of the whole street so the person passing by will take a moment to adore the design.

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4. 1 CLAREMONT.

Location: Claremont, Australia

This house is like a whole enchilada of beautifully curated design and carefully chosen set of materials. Its unique design makes it stand out from the trivial contemporary houses. The exposed brick with white walls gives the whole house a fresh look. Other than that they have used polished concrete, timber, steel, and few other semi-industrial materials. They have added brown to their customary palette of whites and greys and toppled it with a hint of teal. This design is a perfect example of how different materials sometimes not overpower but rather complement each other. The house is sustainable, low-maintenance, and has a rich assortment of materials.

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5. 2 SORRENTO

Location: Sorrento, Australia

With a tasteful selection of materials, varied architectural styles and a handful of eccentric elements, this house in Sorrento boasts of versatility. Similar to the one in Claremont, this one also uses exposed bricks and plain white walls as its quintessential façade element. The house overlooks a beautiful parkland through an English style picket fence enclosing the patio.

Justifying the marshy context, the designers have used elements like featheredge cladding, metaphorical portholes, refined steel, and lightly cross-grained elements on the exteriors. This innate design blended with the local creates an individualistic experience for the people residing there.

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6. 39 CARLISLE

Location: Carlisle, Australia

A visage of contemporary, this three-unit development in Carlisle sets a high standard for subdivided row housing. Each home opens up to a beautiful feature clad entrance with a lightly lit niche. Then come an open living and dining area with a large kitchen overlooking the internal courtyard. The bedrooms are cozy with designated wardrobe spaces, powder rooms, and a common large bathroom. They have also provided an optional fourth bedroom currently functioning as a lounge, in turn, allowing incrementing. This home sets a good example for mainstream development designs.

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7. 24 STIRLING

Location: Stirling, Australia

The client wanted a functional design with optimum usage of floor area inclusive of the modern elements. The elevation creates a statement with its bold design and clean lines. The palatial entrance opens up to a living area and a feature staircase set right in the center. The luxurious four bedrooms having en-suite access provides the subsequently needed privacy. The living area accentuated with a beautiful fireplace augments into an outdoor kitchen with an alfresco area clearly defining a relationship between interiors and exteriors.

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8. 94 SOUTH PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Location: South Perth, Australia

Despite the challenges like meager site area and difficult corner site, the designers managed to incorporate a functional spatial arrangement in this house. The house encompasses 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, an activity room, and a simple living area. This time the designers have broken the monotony by using a dash of black and gold in their usual palette of whites and greys. Large glass windows and doors help in inviting maximum natural light making space look larger than it is.

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9. 21 BASSENDEAN

Location: Bassendean, Australia

With the concept centralized around sustainability, the house in Bassendean boasts about passive solar design strategies. The designers have carefully curated varied elements to bring out a simple yet refreshing design.

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10. 11 ARDROSS

Location: Ardross, Australia

A generous site area of 1000 square meter gave the designers the freedom of this home in Ardross. The L-shaped built structure encloses a mighty pool with a beautiful garden area. As the client suggested, the wanted a house that overlooks the expansive Swan river located on the rear side of the site. Therefore, the designers placed an open living area on the upper floor that opens up to a large balcony viewing the beautiful river. The longitudinal arrangement of clerestory windows and clean lines with stone cladding on the exterior façade promotes a modern and contemporary look.

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11. 24 MOSMAN PARK

Location: Mosman Park, Australia

This house in Mosman Park speaks elegance. Following a functional layout, the house encompasses a tiny garden beside the porch, then opening up to the living area and dining area with a grand entryway that seamlessly integrates the outdoor alfresco area and the pool. Blend’s usual polished concrete façade with beautiful landscaping makes the house stand out in the Mosman Park street.

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12. 34 NORTH BEACH

Location: North Beach, Australia

The objective of the design was to augment the usage of outdoor areas and entertaining areas and establish a seamless relationship between interiors and exteriors. The pool enveloped by the built structure is placed on the upper deck providing a beautiful view to the bedroom and the study and the living area. A large expanse of the garden area beside the porch with a bold cantilevered skillion roof hovering above provides a grand entry to the house.

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13. 41 COOGEE

Location: Coogee, Australia

This house is an amalgamation of a typical Hampton style home with a touch of Australian context. The stone-clad wall with Blend’s customary palette of white and grey looks chic with the front verandah. The all-white modular kitchen with a large island in the center is the highlight of this house. Apart from the kitchen, the ground floor accommodates the sewing area, study area along with other utilities. Moving onto the first floor through the timber-clad staircase, there is a cozy carpeted living room with the other bedrooms. The northern orientation of the house helps intake maximum natural light.

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14. 23 MULLALOO

Location: Mullaloo, Australia

With its adjacency from the Mullaloo coast, this house with a statement façade of an angled roof and linear forms stands distinct and tall on the streetscape of Mullaloo. The large entrance connected to the garden opens up to a living area and an incremental pool area with a quirky seating space designed in the rear, therefore, establishing ‘privacy in an outdoor area’.

The grand staircase leads to the main living areas on the floor connecting to a large balcony facing westwards towards the coast.

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15. 7 COMO

Location: Como, Australia

Set upon a longitudinal site, this house in Como with its angle strut supporting a cantilever feature wall makes a bold statement. Though the house has a side entry, the rooms on the upper floor have clear visual access to the street.

The main glazing areas are provided in the north to maximize the incoming natural light.

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Vanshika Bhatia
Author

An architect by profession and a writer by passion, Vanshika believes in using emotions for putting together both walls and words. She is convinced that sustainability in Architecture and humanity in people will make this world a better place to live in.

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