This house is located in a mature suburban setting where the predominant context is of Victorian villas within large gardens.
The project addresses the semi–public character of the approach lane whilst protecting and appropriating private space within the dwelling. The house is experienced as a series of rooms; there is interconnectedness of space, but as a series of static rooms rather than a dynamic sequence.
The large first floor window to the main living space creates a sense of openness within an enigmatic front elevation. This element provides a grand scale without compromising privacy and provides a backdrop of mature deciduous trees from within.
Shortlisted for Manser Medal