Category Archives: Residential

Richmond House

Richmond House

Light, space and an easy outdoor/indoor living flow was the emphasis for this practical, comfortable home designed and built for a young family. The landscape was a key element of the design of this house, located among special rare eucalyptus risdonii trees. The bark of this tree is predominantly grey in colour. On this north… Continue Reading

Lindisfarne Extension

Lindisfarne Extension

The client required a design solution that incorporated a teenagers’ retreat, an extension of the main living area, a new kitchen and deck. The house was on a corner block which created a number of challenges. The first was to work within the council set back restrictions. The second challenge was to provide privacy from… Continue Reading

Energy Efficient Home

Energy Efficient Home

The house is designed into two wings set at an angle, one for living and one for bedrooms. A north facing courtyard is protected from westerly winds by the living and bedroom zones. As well as insuring the residence is able to enjoy maximum views from every room in the house, cross flow ventilation can… Continue Reading

Compact Design

Compact Design

The units are sited on a north facing block with views to Mt Wellington and Sleeping Beauty with the Kingston valley below. Units were designed to maximize sun, views and privacy for the residents. High ceilings create a feeling of space, which is enhanced by the full height doors. Despite the smaller footprint of the… Continue Reading

Sandy Bay Renovation

Sandy Bay Renovation

This renovation was designed to satisfy the brief, which was to capture uninterrupted views and enjoy the advantages of living on the shores of the Derwent River. The steel and glass cantilevered structure was designed to extend the sunlight hours the original house missed. Expanses of glass windows and deck create a seamless flow between… Continue Reading

Portsea House

Portsea House

As designers for this project we worked closely with our clients to design a home that met their every requirement. This home is zoned into different functional areas whilst maintaining a relationship between these spaces. The zones are a parents retreat and gym, children’s area with games room and cinema room and a guest wing.… Continue Reading

Mayfair Court

Mayfair Court

Key issues in developing this display home were achieving ideal orientation to the sun, manipulating aspect to maximize view, using the slope of the site to advantage and creating a house with maximum “street appeal”. Entering the front door, there is a sense of arrival, the view to Howrah Beach is framed and catches the… Continue Reading

Orford Holiday Home

Orford Holiday Home

This beach holiday home is successful, due to a rare combination of a great site, and an excellent working relationship between client and designer. The structure and layout of the house is simple and has been built sympathetic to its environment. With simplicity and low maintenance in mind, an inexpensive raw look of natural grey… Continue Reading

Battery Point

Battery Point

This renovation project was undertaken to maximise the waterfront location. Every room, apart from bathrooms, have view of the water. One of our favourite elements of this design is the roof insert. This home was featured on Australia’s Best Homes. Continue Reading

Melbourne Renovation

Melbourne Renovation

The design for the alterations and additions to this heritage listed house (Circa 1898) revolved around a beautiful golden elm (Heritage listed) which dominated this half hectare site. Instructions from the clients made a priority of retaining the proportions of the Victorian exterior of the new additions, while bringing the interior up-to-date. The clients had… Continue Reading