The generation of Hamish White, director of Sanctum Residences, and ecologist Lucinda Gow’s household household in Warrandyte, Melbourne has been an ongoing undertaking about the past 8 a long time.
As funds allowed, they’ve worked with Maxa Layout, Hearth Studio, and Hannah E. Holmen to renovate the dwelling from its ‘falling apart’ point out to be significant executing and sympathetic to the landscape. These things had been normally critical to both Hamish and his lover Lucinda, who perform as a passive home builder and landscape designer respectively.
‘We didn’t want spaces in the house that have been just ticks on a serious estate checklist,’ claims Hamish. ‘The material options and style necessary to be in line with our values as a company and as men and women. The undertaking wanted to “fit in” and “settle” into the block.’
Silvertop ash cladding achieves this outcome, complemented by tundra grey marble and American oak veneer joinery within.
This link to the yard, notably from the dining region that opens on 3 sides to the outdoors, is Hamish’s favorite element of the project.
Sustainable features are integrated during, from structurally insulated panels (SIPS) in the extension, to all-electrical appliances, a 7kW solar technique, and beneath and slab edge insulation.
Sticking to their preliminary plans, Hamish and Lucinda have designed a heartwarming household that prioritises sort and functionality in excess of dimensions.