Sweep House

Sweep House is a meeting of contrasts bet­ween sharp lines and sweeping curves, smooth surfaces and soft textures, working harmoniously to create moments of connect­ion and retreat.

Sweep House is located in the leafy Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn, on an established street with varying architectural styles and strict planning restrictions. The client’s brief called for a home their young family could grow into. It was desired the home would be both meeting place and place of rest; a place to connect with community through hosting large gatherings while also offering the ability to retreat.

The surrounding area is dotted with 1930s-era Californian bungalows, Federation homes and character cottages. The design interprets these typologies in its scale, materiality and curved forms, offering a contemporary res­ponse that maintains privacy from the street while maximising views to the city.
Jali sections let the afternoon sun in and create additional texture that changes with the light.
Curved edges gently welcome and transition into the interior. The garage door takes on the stucco texture, allowing it to blend seamlessly into the facade.
The home’s bold facade establishes a design language that runs consis­tent­ly throughout. Seemingly carved from a cube, the built form has a curved edge on each face that softens the impression. Clean lines contrast with a heavy stucco sur­face, while sections of Jali and strategically placed apertures bring light into the home.
A walnut-coloured travertine tile of varying shades adds texture to the ensuite.
The primary bedroom features a tonal colour palette and layers of rich textures, including the quilted bed in a velvet finish.
The varying shades of the travertine tiles are enhanced by natural light thanks to a generous skylight above the bathtub.
The restrained interiors seamlessly combine lush soft furnishings with smooth surfaces. Layered tex­tures and a tonal colour palette complement the minimalist approach to the interior architecture. Polished travertine floors blend seamlessly into luxurious carpet­ing, demarcating spaces to retreat. The palette of creams and earthy browns interact with, and enhance, the natural elements — the warm light, the greenery along the exterior, and the blues of the pool and sky that peek through.
The sweeping, sculptural staircase was formed on site and poured in concrete with support from an artisan trades­person, ensuring the perfection of every curvaceous detail.
The dining area features an angular built-in bar with travertine flooring.
A circular skylight anchored by a mature tree creates dappled light in the outdoor dining area.
Apertures and openings placed throughout the home invite ample natural light while maintaining privacy.
The result is a home that navigates and resolves seemingly opposing ideas with ele­gantly simple forms. A private sanctuary that proudly meets the streetscape, designed to evolve over a lifetime.
The rooftop garden overlooks Perth City
A pool area with a custom built-in daybed provides a tropical oasis for entertaining and relaxing.
We began our journey with a strong desire to be part of the amazing Mount Hawthorn community and have a space we truly felt at home in. We got to work with everyone in the (State of Kin) office — from design to build — and had a great rapport with all members of the team. We had strong ideas, but we also felt comfortable to take on all their years of experience and knowledge to make sure we got it right. The space is amazing — it’s warm and cosy with incredible sweeping curves, and most of all, it’s functional for our family of four. Caitlin and Dean, Homeowners