The row of townhouses in Fitzroy have been built in the last 5 years. The couple that own one and have lived in the house for a year or so came to us needing some ideas to take it from a house that had on paper what you need for resale to a house tailored specifically to the way they live, their passions and their needs. The couple, hip and on the pulse grandparents needed the house to become a series of spaces for them yet allow flexibility for the grandkids staying over.
The design for the 3 storey building has a series of spaces that now allow for her passion for cooking, entertaining of varying numbers, their love of art, various places to work and read moving around the house to suit the current extermal temperature rather than seal off the outside and mechanically cool or heat the entire house.
The courtyard now becomes part of the kitchen and connects the studio at the rear of the block and the windows and doors to balconies have been designed around planters to help keep the spaes within cool in the hotter months and at the same time privacy from the growing number of neighbours.