Kooyong ResidenceContemporary Garage, Melbourne
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8. Secure the garage“Checking your doors and windows isn’t enough – you’ll want to secure the garage too,” says Anderson. “Intruders can get into an unsecured garage and access tools and ladders to break into your house.”A driveway that’s empty for days on end is another telltale sign that the house is empty, says Bull. “Ask a family member or trusted neighbour to park their car out the front of your house. Try to give them as much notice as possible, particularly over the busy Christmas break, and offer to return the favour,” he says.Love this home’s exterior? Check out more winning contemporary exteriors here
27. Location: Kooyong, VictoriaDesigner: Matt Gibson Architecture + DesignFeatures: The ornate detailing on this period home sits comfortably alongside sleek, slatted-timber cladding – a delightful interplay of old and new. Tell usDo you love combining old and new? Tell us in the Comments and don’t forget to save your favourite photos, like the story and join the conversation.MoreDid you miss last week’s Best of the Week? Catch up here with Best of the Week: 28 Entries With Impact From Around the World
Slatted styleA wooden slat garage door will enliven a flat facade, giving it rich colour and texture, and an inviting vibe. Good looks aside, timber slat doors can also be used to create the illusion of width or height, which is handy if your house sits on a poky block. Run the slats horizontally if your home has a narrow frontage, or orient them vertically if you want to draw the eye upward to create a sense of height.