Architects Ink had previously completed works to a John S Chappel house on a one-acre foothills site, Lot 30. The house sits deep from the road, on grounds that resembled more of a botanic garden.
The client, a boutique builder and resident of the Chappel House is a passionate architecture enthusiast. The brief was to design two modernist dwellings for Lot 30, one on the mound to be nestled into the landscape (Mitcham House), while the second house sitting low in the ‘creek’.
Mitcham House, designed as a simple taut timber volume runs along the northern boundary of the site. Cutting across the sloping landscape, it diminishes in volume receding into the mound.
Bookended by bedrooms, the central space opens entirely to the creek. Sitting in the treetops, it welcomes the surrounding landscape into the home.
Architects Ink, Interior Designer
Landskap, Landscape Architect
MQZ Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer