Willow Street Residence
The Willow Street residence, perched on the hillside of the Merri Creek precinct surrounded by mature vegetation and bushland. For a suburban block within an inner-city location, the property provided a rare opportunity to nestle within and celebrate a setting with rural feel.
Essential sustainable and energy efficient design objectives were to utilize passive solar and energy efficient design principles to improve the thermal performance of the building fabric, increase daylight and air flow and utilize the established vegetation as well as new structures to passively shade the north facing rear yard.
The home celebrates the original Californian Bungalow detailing and form, while effortlessly 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, embracing its natural surrounds, and providing purpose to all spaces.
Photography: Mark Farrelly Photography