Situated in Melbourne's Inner North, this residential development presented a unique challenge: the division of a shared-purchase property into two separate, sustainable homes. To achieve the project outcomes, we utilised the existing land space to design two 3 bedroom houses.
From the street, these dwellings appear to be a single house, integrating seamlessly with the neighbour’s setbacks and general appearance. Raked rooves and attic style first floors allow the building to blend in with the neighbouring houses, displaying an external sensitivity to the existing environment while internally allowing for striking, light filled spaces.
Both homes enjoy a generous northerly aspect, with living areas connecting to private, sun filled gardens. The families have privacy when required, but can connect with each other via shared garden spaces.
Designed according to the principles of “house for life”, both homes give the owners the flexibility to adapt their surroundings in response to change and according to how they live over time.