Houses — Queens Park House

Queens Park House

December 2012
Ellis Construction
SDA
360
Brett Boardman Photography

Publications

  • The Daily Telegraph, "Finishing Touch", March 2014
  • Featured in ArchitectureAU, "Queens Park House", May 2013.
  • Houses, April 2013
  • Featured in Australian Design Review, July 2013
  • Featured in ArchDaily, September 2012
  • Featured in Design Hunter, "Light-filled Architecture in Queens Park".
  • Home DSGN, August 2013

The existing federation house is situated in Queens Park and benefits from a large north-east facing site.

The clients required a large family home for their growing family that would best utilise the expansive nature of the block as well as respect the integrity of the existing house. The project response involves grafting a two storey folded volume onto the rear of the existing shell – a parents retreat and study on the upper level, with a generous living area below. A central courtyard inserted between old and new provides relief and allows light and breezes to permeate. Living areas open onto a lush rear garden.