Gradient House | Powell & Glenn

Gradient House | Powell & Glenn | Photographer: Sharyn Cairns

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Gradient House | Powell & Glenn

Traditional Land Owners


Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
The Dimity Reed Melbourne Prize (VIC)
Cojack Developments
Sharyn Cairns
Project summary

Authentic and emotive, Gradient House skilfully entwines a historic, inner-city home with a
generous rear addition and garden – presenting a captivating conversation between spaces.
The home’s characterful frontage is faithfully restored and to maintain its clarity of expression,
an expansive basement is carved below the front yard. This structural feat, combined with a
dexterous approach to planning, allows Gradient House to maintain an intimate scale – despite its
high level of amenity. The home’s bedrooms, bathrooms and ancillary spaces recede
from view, drawing focus to the beauty of the home’s communal spaces and gardens. The home’s grand scale and Edwardian detailing is celebrated with three interconnected spaces – fusing formal, playful and relaxed spaces for family life to unfold.

Victorian Jury Presentation
Project Practice Team

Lydia Hayes, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Paul Bangay, Landscape Consultant

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Gradient House | Powell & Glenn | Photographer: Sharyn Cairns

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