The design was lead by the Edwardian character of the original Elgin house and it was important that the new addition carried through this sensibility. The owners were wanting to create a relaxed family home, that both spoke of their life in Australia but also reflected back to time spent living in the UK.
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This home challenges notions of a coastal suburban home. The external living spaces are in the front yard, not concealed from the neighbours. The main living room references the soft blue glow of a suburban night and appears from the street as a frame
The Breakneck Gorge Oikos project successfully met all the clients’ expectations and more – they look out to a sculptured mix of corten form and long masonry blade, which reads neatly as a connection to the landscape rather than an inhabited space.
A holiday beach house for former clients on untouched, undulating land scattered with peppermint trees – beach to the front and inlet to the rear. With enough space for multiple families or couples, this house is designed to maximise occupancy while remaining extremely compact.
A line driving the concept of transforming a Mid-Victorian terrace house. A simple brief – give us more light, flexibility in spaces and make the old house sing. A home to grow; a young family – owners can now enjoy the space and flexibility and stay within the community they’ve come to love. A home that allows them to admire the rejuvenated heritage features of a +130yr old house.
he journey through the Glen Isla house takes visitors along a timber-clad wall punctuated by slot windows framing views to the garden. The interior scheme of the ground floor reflects the formal materiality – solid, grounded concrete terraces and rendered block balanced with polished-concrete screed floors and charcoal coloured ceilings.