Daniel Cassettai Design

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  • Address: 157 Main Street, Osborne Park
  • Phone: (08) 9201 9993
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LIFESTYLE AND FUNCTION

A MODERN CONTEMPORARY LANDMARK DESIGN

This magnificent two-storey property is an amazing achievement by Daniel Cassettai Design, who delivered an award-winning family-friendly masterpiece with this design. The clients’ brief was for a home that fuses aesthetics and functionality, with enough room for each family member to entertain separately without the feeling of being ‘boxed in’ or the separation of spaces feeling intrusive.

Located in a fairly new residential Perth suburb, Daniel Cassettai Design utilised a mix of materials to give the home’s exterior a uniquely warm and urban style that stands out among its neighbouring properties. The ground floor boasts a library and a spacious kitchen/living/dining area with full-height glazing on the southern side of the home to absorb natural light, while glazed walls on the north make the most of sun exposure in winter. To cater to the growing family, a double garage opens to reveal a utility room where children can hang their school bags and sporting equipment.

The upper level includes the sleeping quarters of four bedrooms, including the main bedroom, which comes with its own luxurious ensuite and a dressing room concealed behind timber-clad walls – these double as a headboard for the bed.

Designer Daniel Cassettai took inspiration from his own family life to help him create this design; each area is separated yet connected – although there are plenty of private spaces, ultimately the family can easily interact on a day-to-day basis. Taking advantage of the sloping block, Daniel Cassettai Design inserted an undercroft games room, with a window and a wine cellar.

Although the design is contemporary, there is a distinct connection to nature and outside spaces. Timber is used liberally to emphasise this connection and to unite the occupants with nature. Through innovative positioning of the living spaces and the integration of multiple floors, the company has achieved a modern and edgy contemporary design that also doubles as a functional family home.

To finish, the home makes the most of green living properties, such as toned glass and double glazing to improve window performance, as well as louvres and single-depth rooms with opposing windows to maximise crossflow ventilation. Materials with low-embodied energy help to provide further energy-saving benefits the family can enjoy for many years to come. It’s no wonder this home was awarded Residential Building winner at the 2016 Building Designers Association of WA (BDWA) awards and was a finalist at the 2016 Australian National Awards.

Established 20 years ago by Daniel Cassettai, Daniel Cassettai Design is well-known for delivering outstanding modern designs. Although contemporary homes are the company’s forte, it also undertakes renovation work and more traditional designs for its clients.

 

Project 1

A CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE

MODERN DESIGNS FOR COMFORTABLE LIVING

This stunning home, designed by daniel Cassettai design, delivers a ‘wow’ factor and leaves a lasting impression on anyone who views it. The clients employed daniel Cassettai design to create a design for a professional family with a minimalistic approach to its aesthetic by not incorporating too much colour or many different materials.

The brief also required a separation of the main bedroom from the additional bedrooms to increase privacy for the clients, while still allowing plenty of areas where the family could be together. The solution was a two-storey, four- bedroom, three-bathroom home with simple, clean elevations.

Its unconventional front elevation is emphasised by an exposed steel fascia that borders the home. The balcony and the home’s entrance are framed in a bold fashion, and the strong, structural elements – such as brick, timber, and steel – have been exposed so that the form, rather than additional feature materials, are the ‘hero’ of the overall design.

The main bedroom, located on the lower floor, includes a stylish walk-in wardrobe and a hotel-like ensuite. The lower level also includes two secondary bedrooms, which are located away from the main bedroom, and a separate garage and gym area that doubles as a second living zone, which also has access to a small pool.

Aesthetically, the clients wanted to move away from what they consider sterile-looking homes that are somewhat prevalent in its Perry lakes location, while still maintaining modern and contemporary elements. The design, therefore, takes advantage of the shape of the site, moving the usually-visible garage to the rear of the property and making it possible to include a plunge pool at the front.

Inside, a formal entry and void above the stairwell lead directly to the upstairs living and open-plan kitchen and dining areas, which is the main focus of the home. structural steel was essential as part of the engineering and construction process, so a decision was made to expose these elements to make them a key feature, thus eliminating the need for additional finishes.

The end result is a family home that achieves all of the energy-saving features necessary for functional living.
established 20 years ago by daniel Cassettai, daniel Cassettai design is well-known for delivering outstanding modern designs. Although contemporary homes are the company’s forte, it also undertakes renovation work and more traditional designs for its clients.