St Vincents Ave. This unique home was conceived as a new home/renovation. The intent was always to create a sense of timelessness and continued occupation within the home. We achieved this by reusing existing materials, deliberately fatiguing surface treatments and exploring mid-century stylistically to reinforce the sense of the home’s permanence.
It sits within a character protection zone. The requirements for pitched roof and masonry materials were negotiated with council to create a streetscape that responds to the context and the planning requirements and at the same time creating a new architectural expression. We are particularly proud of the concessions granted from the council given the abject monoculture create by guidelines such as these.
The home is uniquely stylistically responding to key contextual generators, whilst also developing its own individual architectural typology. It reinterprets narrow character guidelines in a new and unique way, creating precedent for architects designing in this restrictive council.
the house. Hydronic heating is an economical and sustainable form of space heating.