Located in an established suburb of Melbourne, The Courtyard and Garden House has a compact, modest footprint and has been sensitively sited to retain existing trees. This approach is the antithesis of many large new developments in the area that erase important existing ‘backyard’ ecologies.
The new family home is carefully organised around a courtyard, allowing for a variety of flexible, separate living areas and open space zones, creating a series of serene, light filled spaces with a strong connection to landscape. FCS certified Australian hardwood timbers have been used throughout the home, and visual site lines are created towards the double height living area and mezzanine library, with a sculptural timber lined ceiling assisting with strengthening this visual connection.
Materials were chosen for their warmth and enduring qualities, ensuring longevity for my clients forever home.
Delia Teschendorff, Design Architect and Project Director
Grant Dixon, Documentation Architect
Marnie Newton, Student of Architecture
Mcnuttndorff Landscapes, Landscape Consultant
TGA Engineers, Structural Engineer