Jacskon Clements Burrows Pty Ltd-Graham Burrows
The site was a unique battle-axe block buried amongst 11 neighbors. It is accessed by
a 3.5m wide by 33m long driveway framed by a continuous vine covered pergola.
Integration of house and landscape was key to the response. A simple two storey
courtyard house allowed the best balance between program, built form and landscape.
Living spaces are on the ground floor and bedrooms on the first level.
The three distinct yet linked garden spaces are created. Sliding glazed walls to ground
floor living rooms allow constant layered connections between internal and external
spaces - sitting within the house is like sitting within the garden.
The materials palette is reductive, natural and robust - off white concrete bricks,
concrete floors, white stained cladding and naturally oiled timber. Material use has a
simplicity and rawness that celebrates the process of making. Cost effectiveness and
sustainability combine to enhance the quality of the internal spaces through honesty
Light, volume and surface combine to create a peaceful and engaging living
experience. The home immersed in its landscape, engaged in an ever evolving dialogue
with the natural world. It is a place for a family to be together.