Stawell Home / Architects EAT
Textual content description supplied by the architects. I bear in mind the primary time once I walked into the home, I used to be telling myself, ‘don’t wreck this.’ The prevailing home was an early work of Daryl Jackson & Evan Walker, constructed within the early 70s. The Studley Park web site perches on prime of the cliff face overlooking the Yarra River and Yarra Bend Park past, the steeply sloping web site capitalizes on the river surroundings and commanding panoramic view, it’s particularly magical within the early morning with fog over the Yarra.
The consumer, Andrew Moulton and Darcy Holt had moved into the home for greater than a yr earlier than contacting us. From what they’d informed me, the home was so, so chilly in winter & spring that they had been virtually residing within the components, citing the carpet was typically lifting and flapping at any time when the doorways to the balcony had been opened, nonetheless, such because the hallmark of 70s structure – bringing nature indoor they mentioned!
Andrew and Darcy knew they had been going to renovate this home after they purchased it, they’d a really clear imaginative and prescient of what it could be and the way they wished to stay, and on the identical time, they had been very respectful of the unique structure. They engaged us to assist them “pull the strings collectively” and we gladly accepted the problem.
The prevailing home had a singular, stepped plan responding to the north and west orientation, and the refurbishment retained a lot of the unique circulation. The brand new works targeted on key corners of the façade to additional improve the connection of the within to the skin. The balcony is probably the most seen a part of the home – seen from the winding Yarra Boulevard beneath. The brand new profile for the balcony mimics the stepped plan of the unique home turning into a delicate homage to the unique architects. The zig-zag impact is a collection of out of doors rooms, every pocket of the balcony has a definite nook to inhabit, versus the unique singular balcony expertise, and established a recent relationship with the outside.
A decrease stage is added below the prevailing flooring and the brand new balcony slab, inside the cliff line among the many rocks. In contrast to the balcony, this new visitor suite is designed to be secluded and virtually invisible from the boulevard beneath. We couldn’t assist however recommend an out of doors bathtub right here, and the result’s a stupendous out of doors room with privateness additional filtered by Andrew & Darcy’s planting and landscaping.
Andrew and Darcy took on the daunting challenge administration position throughout the development whereas residing simply subsequent door in a rental residence overlooking the location. They had been intimate with each side of the construct and engaged instantly with completely different trades so the construct is precisely how they wished it to be. They’ve additionally enlisted the assistance of an outdated pal, an old-fashioned carpenter Roger McQueen to painstakingly take away all of the timber lining boards, and finally restore them within the hallway and joinery.
Their dedication and relentless spirit in reestablishing the dialogue of outdated and new is astonishing whereas offering fashionable comforts, nuances, and respect to the unique architects and structure is what this challenge is about._ Albert Mo, Architects EAT