Located on a relatively small site, this home was built for a retired footballer and his family.
True to brief, and inspired by the client’s former sporting vocation, our design response was rugged, bold and strong.
But with its sculptural intensity tempered by tranquil materiality and restrained detailing, it was also a design pared back to the simple honesties of living – light and shade, breeze, indoor/outdoor connections, family richness, permanence and environmental correctness.
Constrained by the relatively small size of the sloping site and the 100-year Yarra River flood plain, the house is elevated and ranges over three levels.
Each takes full advantage of the site’s northerly orientation and river aspect, while maintaining due deference to neighbouring properties in respect of privacy and over shadowing.