The living room is welcoming and warm, opening out to a sheltered courtyard for all day entertaining. The material palette is refined: concrete and wood with splashed of colour through blue tile and brass detailing.
The client's budget was modest, $420,000 for a two and a half bedroom home for them to live in and grow with their future family and friends.
Modest budgets can make for the best designs. Restrictions can be a blessing. Here, it forced us to develop a useful and splendid indoor outdoor flow on as little floor plan as possible, while still protecting the occupants from the elements.
Site studies are an important part of the architectural process and here it helped form the overall shape of the building. Countless iterations went into achieve the perfect blend of minimalism and comfort.