Amongst generous outdoor spaces, relish the sense of wellbeing that comes from being connected to nature.
Serene’s open-plan living area flows directly out to an expansive courtyard, allowing residents to enjoy an indoor-outdoor sanctuary during the warmer months of the year. Whilst optimising ventilation, this creates the perfect setting for entertaining or simply enjoying quiet solitude amongst the great outdoors. Designed by Etched, the space is nestled in a verdant garden oasis, providing a wonderful sense of enclosure – of being one with nature. To the upper level, Serene has been afforded with a landscaped roof terrace, providing striking views of surrounding treetops.
Throughout the home, full-height windows create a visual connection to the landscaping as well as a physical one – the greenery itself becomes a feature of the interiors, filling spaces with natural beauty, dappled light and a sense of serenity.
Cera Stibley's Office
“What I love most about Serene is that the townhouses allow for inner-city living yet with all the amenity you would typically find in a suburban household. We wanted the interiors to have a connection to the Australian landscape so that the design was harmonious from inside to out.”
Managing Principal at Cera Stribley
An award-winning studio with a passion for timeless, uncomplicated design.
Based in Melbourne, Cera Stribley is more than an architectural practice. It is a team of world-class designers, planners, makers and problem solvers with a host of innovative and award-winning projects to its name. With every environment the studio creates, it strives to raise the benchmark in residential design whilst enriching the lives of future inhabitants. With this holistic, integrated approach, Cera Stribley is fast becoming one of Australia’s most respected and progressive studios.
Serene epitomises the studio’s immense respect for a project’s context. They have crafted a unique design language inspired by the landscape of Kew, using this to inform materiality, form and ambience. Pairing artful design with amenities typical of a suburban household, Cera Stribley have created a home of enduring quality in an unrivalled urban location.
The open-plan living area is a place of sanctuary and connection, defined by a relationship to the natural landscape.
Serene’s kitchen is a composition of functionality, innovation and style. Carefully selected materials form an inspiring backdrop for meal preparation, combining striking marble surfaces, elegant fluted glass and timber panelling reflective of the facade design. Incorporating abundant storage and a suite of high-end appliances, the generosity of this space will allow daily rituals to occur with the utmost ease.
Founded upon warm timber floors, the adjoining living area cultivates a sense of relaxation and connection to nature. Echoing the kitchen palette, the space boasts a stunning marble plinth along with built-in shelving, perfect for showcasing your plants, books, art pieces and favourite ornaments.
Where a tranquil bathroom retreat meets an opulent master bedroom, Serene encourages moments of private rejuvenation, everyday.
Serene’s ensuite has been crafted without compromise, exemplified by its rich materiality and considered details. Corrugated porcelain tiles bring a vertical quality to the space, juxtaposed by the elegant marble of the double vanity. During the day, natural light floods the space via a full-height window. At night, a pair of classic light fittings illuminate the task at hand. Rejuvenate within an expansive walk-in shower, complete with stylish tapware and practical built-in storage.
Plush, light-filled and exceptionally comfortable, the master bedroom will allow residents to begin and end each day amongst beauty.From deep red carpets made from 100% wool to timber-look joinery providing a wonderful sense of warmth, this finely-crafted space is fluent in the art of quality.