New Residence

Glen Iris House

This project involves the construction of a new, four bedroom, three bedroom house in Glen Iris for a young family.  The main challenges of this project were to balance the client's interest in something 'modern', yet ensuring the building did not look out of place amongst a number of white rendered houses with terracotta tiled roofs.

The response was to take elements from the street, such as the white render, the double hung windows and the red brick, and combine them in an innovative, modern way.  In addition, due to the east-west orientation of the site, we designed the house to be elongated along the south boundary to maximise northern light into the living spaces.