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Balmoral House 2

Longevity and family legacy were the driving forces behind this design. Tailored for a growing family of five, our intention was to accommodate its young children, and the extended family, well into the future.

It’s the temptation of any architect to make a bespoke home a showpiece. Though it’s often restraint that makes a design truly spectacular. For this family home, great care was taken in providing a natural and neutral materiality, privacy and a more modest street presence.

Emphasis on apertures to garden and landscaped elements created a natural buffer to the street, while contrasting flexible spaces – indoor/outdoor and public/private – were orientated to embrace the north-easterly aspect. Consisting of of terraces and courtyards, the private garden and swimming pool were orientated towards the harbour and the Balmoral slopes.

Awards

  • Houses Awards, New House over 200m2 – Shortlisted, 2016

A natural and calming palette of stone floors, studded and rammed earth walls, brick, and cladding of timber and anthra zinc, defined the sculptural forms of the house, providing continuity between exterior and interior spaces.

“This is above all a family home and Fox Johnston has given us exactly what we asked for.” Owners