Evelyn Road by Chindarsi Architects
The owners of this beautiful Claremont lot were building for their future. Leaving behind their two-storey family home, they were looking for a new home that would allow them ‘age in place’ in comfort, without restrictions on their enjoyment of their home or how they moved around it.
Chindarsi Architects' sustainable design makes use of the block’s perfect orientation, with the home wrapped around a spacious north-facing courtyard. Access and space were crucial at every step of the process. The result is a single storey dwelling – fully wheelchair accessible – which utilises the whole block in a series of indoor and outdoor spaces. In a nod to one of the owners’ Chinese heritage, the architects designed a series of patterned steel screens (developed and manufactured by ALLOY), which update the traditional Federation-style verandah and provide a soft transition from inside to outside. A combination of natural and built materials, including veneered Australian Blackbutt cabinetry, stone surfaces and powder-coated charcoal steel, gives the home a clean, timeless feel.
Story and images courtesy of Chindarsi Architects.