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SHENTON PARK HOME
From the street, this Shenton Park residence
looks just like any other 1940s, single-fronted,
single-storey home on the street -- deliberately
understated. Bounded by laneways to the west
and the south, the 413sqm site seems a classic
example of inner suburbia.
Designed by Robert Andary Architecture
and constructed by Nuspace Developments,
the existing brick-and-tile facade has been
updated and simplified to maintain a symmetry
that cements the classic, centred corridor of
federation-style homes. However, all is not
as it seems.
Upon entry to the house, the eye is drawn
through the space to the outdoor pavilion's timber
screen, which contrasts against the home's white
interior. Light filters through the space, focusing
on the floating steel-and-timber staircase and
double-height void, which reveals the upper level.
Cantilevering over the ground floor living
space, this level features operable glass louvres,
which draw in the cool air and expel the warm
air through high-level windows to the north. e
first floor corridor mimics that of the ground floor,
creating a continuous spine, seamlessly connected
by recycled jarrah floorboards and staircase treads.
Downstairs, the sharp angles of the living space
maximise the northern aspect and provide visual
depth. Polished concrete covers the floor and
wraps effortlessly over the kitchen's island bench,
giving an air of sophisticated simplicity.
Neutral tones allow the existing brickwork
to maintain its identity, while the recessed,
double-height glazing punctures the transition
between old and new.
Designed with environmental sustainability
in mind, the home features heavy insulation,
extensive glazing, a grey-water recycling system
and two 3500-litre underground rainwater tanks.
While it fits perfectly with the other character
homes on the street, this residence represents
the way of the future.
Robert Andary Architecture
Phone: (08) 9367 1336
Mobile: 0400 756 442
An outdoor pavilion makes
for ample entertaining space.
DESIGNED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL
SUSTAINABILITY IN MIND, THE HOME
FEATURES HEAVY INSULATION,
EXTENSIVE GLAZING, A GREY WATER
RECYCLING SYSTEM AND TWO
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