Reorienting the home as a functioning entity among the landscape, Merri Creek House turns the traditional residential arrangement on its head. Alexandra Buchanan Architecture combines both a restorative and expansive effort to ensure clear connections to green space throughout the home.
Tucked behind its established heritage façade and encasing timber weatherboards, Merri Creek House unfolds as a series of openly connected and light-filled volumes. Asserting its place in the streetscape, the frontage is brought back to its former glory, being restored in full to ensure a continuation of the home’s legacy. As a central part of the brief, the revisions and expansion work needed to allow for better connections to natural elements – both in the form of plantings and access to natural light and ventilation.
By breaking down the separation between the house and garden, Alexandra Buchanan Architecture ensures the two become deliberately intertwined.
Shane Wilmett, Design Architect