Houses — Clifton Gardens House

Clifton Gardens House

2015
Ellis Constructions
Brett Boardman

Nestled into the Clifton Gardens escarpment, this corner block embraces north-easterly aspect and views to Chowder Bay and beyond. The houses sits atop an existing sandstone garage – now reworked to provide a new entry and garden space. A two storey volume housing new living spaces at ground level and bedroom spaces, embraces the view and gardens at every opportunity. Kitchen and dining spaces connect to an elongated pool and garden area to the north and a central courtyard to the south – allowing the house to benefit from good cross breezes and natural light. Robust and recycled materials allow for good thermal massing reducing the need for conditioned heating and cooling.