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his contemporary, industrial chic-style
home is on one of Subiaco’s most significant
heritage streets, opposite a beautiful little
park and just a short stroll to the town centre.
The existing home was tired, poorly planned
and no longer suited the owner’s needs. They
wanted more mature, contemporary and
sophisticated spaces for themselves, while for
their children, who were now young adults, they
required separate areas that were better zoned and
A passive solar design and ample cross
ventilation were also important considerations
in the brief, as was a good relationship and
connection between the indoors and out.
Designed by nash+ghersinich and built by
Custom Constructions, the team worked with
what they had after current planning rules
prohibited a two-storey house being built again.
Stripping away the detritus, the interior was
opened up and replanned to connect the inside to a
new north-facing outdoor area and the park.
Steel-framed windows and glazed steel
balustrading were used at the front of the house
to give the home a crisp, contemporary, finely
detailed new face to the street.
Paying respect to the form and materiality of
the existing 80s residence, the additions were
purposely distinct from the original red brick
house, but echo the materials and detailing of
nearby Klopper and Gare houses from the 70s.
Offering a full architectural, interior and furniture design service,
nash+ghersinich provides multifaceted expertise that can be applied
to a project of any scale and type
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