Situated on a busy street, the Hyde Park House seeks to maximise views to both the leafy Hyde Park across the road and the city skyline beyond, whilst maintaining privacy for the owners. The design allowed these views to be seen from all living areas within the home, including from the pool in the back corner of the lot.
The challenge was to design a home that was not ‘faux heritage’ but was rather a contemporary interpretation that fit in the streetscape. The brief called for a long-term home for the couple and their 4 children and pup, together with a music room for the owner to teach from. Modesty was key, it was not to look like a mansion.
Our response was to design the home to look essentially single storey from the street, through significantly increased second storey setbacks and by manipulating the floor levels.
Lauren Benson, Project Architect
Simone Robeson, Design Architect
Carrier and Postmus Architects, Landscape Consultant
Cenit Engineering, Engineer
The Study, ESD Consultant