The development of Hamish White, director of Sanctum Homes, and ecologist Lucinda Gow’s relatives residence in Warrandyte, Melbourne has been an ongoing undertaking around the previous eight several years.
As finances authorized, they’ve labored with Maxa Style and design, Fireside Studio, and Hannah E. Holmen to transform the property from its ‘falling apart’ point out to be higher undertaking and sympathetic to the landscape. These aspects have been naturally vital to both equally Hamish and his lover Lucinda, who perform as a passive household builder and landscape designer respectively.
‘We did not want spaces in the household that were just ticks on a serious estate checklist,’ suggests Hamish. ‘The materials picks and layout necessary to be in line with our values as a organization and as men and women. The job needed to “fit in” and “settle” into the block.’
Silvertop ash cladding achieves this outcome, complemented by tundra grey marble and American oak veneer joinery in.
This connection to the back garden, notably from the dining space that opens on a few sides to the outdoors, is Hamish’s favorite factor of the venture.
Sustainable attributes are integrated in the course of, from structurally insulated panels (SIPS) in the extension, to all-electrical appliances, a 7kW photo voltaic method, and underneath and slab edge insulation.
Sticking to their original plans, Hamish and Lucinda have designed a heartwarming house that prioritises variety and perform more than dimensions.