Sited on a narrow, sloping block this family home is nestled in amongst its suburban context. The house presents an elegant and formal elevation to the street front and reveals little sign of habitation. The two clean gable forms which create a clear distinction between the public and private sectors of the house, are linked to create the tall central entrance space. Passing between the forms at the entry and past the protective cloak of cedar, guests are welcomed into the restful calm of the urban sanctuary.
Beyond the formal entry threshold, the home has a more playful and homely character. The double height living space creates a generous light filled volume which opens out onto the garden. The placement of the swimming pool and landscaping are used to frame and protect the outdoor space and create a family retreat.
A carefully considered and restrained material palette of timbers and stone create a timeless sense of warmth and permanency to the spaces.