HOME SWEET HOME
Willow Street, Preston
Perched on a hillside of the Merri Creek precinct this inner-city property provided a rare opportunity to nestle within and celebrate a setting with rural feel.
General design objectives: to improve flow and space for a young and growing family, integrate and combine the frequently used kitchen with the primary living, improve solar access, natural ventilation and provide versatile indoor and outdoor zones for living, entertaining and family hobbies.
This home design utilises passive solar and energy efficient design principles to improve the thermal performance of the building fabric, increase daylight and air flow and use established and new vegetation to passively shade the north facing rear yard.
The home celebrates the original Californian Bungalow detailing and form, while integrating industrial and modern tones, textures and simple forms. The result, a welcoming, warm home, surrounded by the earthy and urban tones of timber, recycled red bricks and rusted steel.