Family home with civic presence

Located in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne, this spacious family home has a unique street presence that's tough to beat
Story by: David Renwick
A metal balustrade holds up the staircase architecture, glass, handrail, iron, stairs, gray, black
A metal balustrade holds up the staircase

Architect: Bryant AlsopAbout the project: The owners brief required a new family home to be built on a relatively flat site in Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs. They had always wanted a rendered house, and were looking for a clean, sharp design. The block runs east south, so a C-shaped plan was developed to catch the northern light.


At dusk, the large black-framed windows come into architecture, building, elevation, estate, facade, home, house, property, real estate, residential area, siding, sky, villa, window
At dusk, the large black-framed windows come into focus

A central, double height space sits adjacent this courtyard, allowing light to flood in to all parts of the house. The plan is zoned with older children having a self contained living space and bedrooms on the first floor to the rear of the property. Bryant Alsop Architects worked closely with Mil Constructions throughout the construction stage to achieve a high quality and resolved outcome.

Jan 17, 2018
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