Situated on a corner site near the central city, this house was carefully designed to allow a degree of transparency and connection to the street while maintaining a level of privacy for the clients.
The response to the size and orientation of the site was to situate the house out on the corner. This allowed us to create a small morning breakfast outdoor seating area on the eastern side, while opening up to the main outdoor living area on northwest that flows out into the garden. This move also ensured that the building, which is two stories in part, did not impact on its immediate neighbours views or sun.
The clients brief was for an open plan space with no corridors, alongside providing a viewing area at the top of the stairs where the office is located. This space looks down into both the living room and kitchen areas. A strong, simple palette of materials provides a neutral backdrop to the growing art collection.