10/30 House | Matt Thitchener Architect

10/30 House | Matt Thitchener Architect | Photographer: Luke Butterly

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

10/30 House | Matt Thitchener Architect

Traditional Land Owners
Darkinjung Country
Year
2024
Chapter

New South Wales

Region

Newcastle

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Glen McFarlane
Photographer
Luke Butterly
Project summary

10/30 house is a beautifully simple brick and timber framed home, situated in scenic Pearl Beach surrounded by trees, on a compromised flood prone site.

Ristricted to a building pad of just 12% of the total site area, with minimum street setbacks, simple planning has ensured that the house still feels open and grounded.

A simple and robust palette creates a quiet space from which to appreciate framed views of the surrounding bushland.

Clever design ensures close neighbours do not detract from the tranquil setting. 10/30 house is an unassuming home meant for retreat from the city and fostering family connection.

2024
New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Region Jury Citation

Extensive setbacks required on this flood-prone site reduced the available building footprint to 12% of the total lot area, on the steepest section of land. 10/30 House successfully responds to these constraints, employing a simple form to maximise the use of the permissible building zone and limit the height to two storeys. The required level changes become moments of delight, projecting the interiors out towards the generous garden and bushland beyond.

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