Located in Melbourne, Australia, the Verdant Avenue House was designed by Robert Mills Architects. The home is a swank living space outfitted with super-high ceilings and a 3.5 metre wide sculptural staircase featured as a focal point to the structure. This project house reflects RMA’s unfaltering commitment to marrying purity of form with function, and the belief that a precise balance of architecture, interior design and landscape will always create a truly great home. The project philosophy from the outset was to create a luxurious contemporary family home. It needed to accommodate the clients’ love of entertaining, their extensive artwork collection and a desire to connect to the natural environment outside. The interior and exterior living and entertaining spaces sit side by side on the ground level, separated by floor to ceiling glass walls and sliding doors. These doors open to a 25 metre lap pool, which runs the length of the building and provides natural cooling to the living areas. Energy-efficient features include a smart lighting system and motorized oversize exterior window louvers, which provide natural light and ventilation.