Hewlett Street is a modern villa located in Bronte, Australia and designed by MHN Design Union to create a contemporary living spaces with exploring the notion of "prospect and refuge".

Hewlett Street: Modern villa by MHN Design Union

Follow the architects: Our design response was to place the living spaces on the upper floor as better views and more light were available. The bedrooms were located on the middle floor as this was more private and enclosed. The lowest floor has a rumpus area linking the garden and swimming pool to the villa.

Hewlett Street: Modern villa by MHN Design Union

The “prospect” was the beach and coast views to the south of the site which changes constantly depending on the season, weather and time of day. The “refuge” was the other desirable character where we created a quality of space that provides a sense of sanctuary, enclosure and comfort. Detail elements have drawn upon surrounding natural forms for inspiration. For example, the angled bands on the front façade reference the tree branches of the native eucalypts. They also serve as a privacy screen for the dining space behind the façade.

Hewlett Street: Modern villa by MHN Design Union

Hewlett Street: Modern villa by MHN Design Union

Hewlett Street: Modern villa by MHN Design Union

Hewlett Street: Modern villa by MHN Design Union

Hewlett Street: Modern villa by MHN Design Union


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Hewlett Street: Modern villa by MHN Design Union

Hewlett Street is a modern villa located in Bronte, Australia and designed by MHN Design Union to create a contemporary living spaces with exploring the notion of prospect and refuge

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