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Versatile living spaces bridge the generations of a blended family in this highly crafted home on a compact inner city site.
The subdivision of the sloping site, formerly the garden of a Robin Boyd home, was contingent upon an agreed building envelope that informed the design strategy.
Signature themes of concealment and discovery, containment and release, solid and void are all thoroughly explored in the project, as is an ongoing interrogation of robust materiality. A series of small spaces with short views provide access to and through the building, while expansive spaces with distant views across the Yarra River and beyond signal arrival into the heart of the house. While mostly protected from the public eye, the house engages passers by with selected views into the building and a detailed material treatment of the street edge.