Mona Lane is an impressive concrete home designed by Harley Graham Architects with interiors by Louise Walsh Interior Design, in the stunning coastal surroundings of the New South Wales Northern Rivers region.
When the owners of Mona Lane moved to the coastal landscape of Brunswick Heads from the countryside, they sought out Harley Graham and his team to custom design a forever home that facilitated a feeling of elevated living outside.
Built by custom builder Heanesbuilt, the large concrete house comprises of three large residential apartments designed to combine into one central home. Mona Lane is designed for the occupants to fully embrace the picturesque coastal landscape of the region.
With the architectural intent being to make this large monolithic concrete structure disappear into its setting, the design team utilised dark timber cladding that envelops the floor plates in vegetation, thus concealing the bulk of the home and providing amenity to the interior spaces.
The clients sought a muted monochromatic palette for the interior that was in keeping with the concrete texture dominating the exterior. Working to the overall design brief to provide elevated living outside, interior designer Louise Walsh and her team custom designed an interior that sits calmly against the strong architecture and combines nicely with the stunning views to the landscape beyond.
With vast amounts of concrete required for the project, decorative concrete company Geostone Australia worked extensively with the design team to provide the robust textural materiality found only in the correct application of concrete finishes. Comprising of locally sourced materials from the Northern Rivers region, Geostone’s polished concrete floors feature extensively throughout the internal spaces of the house, giving the architect and interior designer the perfect canvas to work upon, and the occupants a practical, yet stylish finish in their home.
Ultimately Mona Lane stands as testament to the benefits of concrete and polished concrete flooring. By combining innovative architecture, with custom interior design and extensive use of concrete, the team behind Mona Lane has created a contemporary home, elevated by its stunning coastal surroundings.