Designed by Arc seven.1
From the building designer:
The block itself is rectangular in shape, 11.10m wide and 41.20m deep, and runs in an east-west orientation, with a two street frontage, while the side longer boundaries run on the north and south side of the block – a total land area of 463m².
The location is within one of Perth's older suburbs, Mt Hawthorn, where the original subdivision was advertised in 1903, and was called Hawthorne, after the Melbourne suburb of the same name.
Development in the area didn't really commence until the majority of dwellings already built in the area were dominated by the vernacular of 'Californian Bungalows'.
With its proximity to the city and well established services, the character of the older dwellings has been slight lost over the last 25 years, with the mix of many single and two storey contemporary dwellings.
The particular section of the street, we worked with was a small parcel of 5 blocks that was an amalgamation of two parcels of land, and owned by the same family.
The 5 smaller lots were all 463m² each and, except for the first 7m, every block was generally level.
However this first 7m coming in from the front street boundary rises a substantial 1.90m.
This level change had a significant effect on the design as did the fact that only one of the 5 lots was allowed vehicular access from the main street frontage while the balance were to have access from the rear laneway.