Inner city living
A tiny site in Port Melbourne with city glimpses from upstairs sits opposite the charming parkland setting of the Beacon Cove Light Rail.
Our scope was to construct a new two storey home on a very small inner city site.
The close proximity of neighbouring outdoor spaces presented significant challenges in resolving the form of the building.Also the Council Planning Department’s requirement for the design to achieve an appropriate transition between the neighbouring double storey residence and single storey period home was a significant influence on the design.
Two courtyards, carefully placed glazing and a series of view lines assist in maximising the transparency of the ground floor spaces and their connection visually within the site and with the parkland opposite.
Variation to ceiling heights and the use of highlight windows, drawing light into the internal spaces, as well as efficient traffic flow, placement of the central Kitchen and functional room sizes, assist in creating a remarkably spacious and delightfulhome.
The use of slender handmade steel framed windows lends a unique and industrial edge to an otherwise very precise and beautifully finished contemporary home.
European oak timber floor covers the majority of the lower level including the staircase, except of a combined laundry and bathroom which has a tiled floor finish. Estruct also installed limed cedar lining boards to the majority of the upstairs ceilings. The garage concrete floor was finished with grinding and sealing.
The joinery was custom built throughout all areas of the home, the eclectic array of finishes comprised of man-made veneer, two pack, laminated timber, stone and stainless steel bench tops with incorporated kitchen sink.
Recessed pelmets for blinds and recessed areas for televisions and concealed music speakers add to the clean and contemporary feel.
The home has been completed to a high level which we were proud to deliver.