Houses — Balmoral House 2

Balmoral House 2

ANT buildling
Spirit Level
Brett Boardman


  • Bookmarc, December 2017 "Balmoral House: A bold, poetic & relaxed family home"
  • Arch Daily, July 2016 "Balmoral House"
  • Archello, July 2016 "Balmoral House: A Bold, Poetic & Relaxed Family Home"
  • e-architect, July 2016 "Balmoral House 2"

This house has been specifically tailored to our clients growing family of five.  The brief was for a house that accommodated their young children as well as their extended family, well into the future. A series of flexible spaces has been provided – indoor / outdoor, public / private – that enable the inhabitants to experience all areas of the house depending on their needs.

Living areas have been orientated to embrace the north-easterly aspect as well as open onto terraces and courtyard spaces. Bedroom spaces below open onto the lower level garden areas – with a separate lower living area adjacent to this connecting to a private garden and swimming pool orientated towards the bay.

The house is designed around front and rear garden spaces with emphasis placed on apertures to garden and landscaped elements from all spaces. Great consideration was also given to the idea of a landscaped buffer to the street – providing privacy and a more modest street presence

A natural and neutral toned palette of concrete floors, studded and rammed earth walls, brick, timber and anthra zinc cladding has been used, defining the sculptural forms of the house and providing continuity between exterior and interiors.