The creation of Hamish White, director of Sanctum Residences, and ecologist Lucinda Gow’s family household in Warrandyte, Melbourne has been an ongoing challenge around the earlier 8 many years.
As funds allowed, they’ve labored with Maxa Design, Fireplace Studio, and Hannah E. Holmen to rework the property from its ‘falling apart’ condition to be high executing and sympathetic to the landscape. These aspects were naturally essential to equally Hamish and his spouse Lucinda, who operate as a passive home builder and landscape designer respectively.
‘We did not want areas in the dwelling that had been just ticks on a real estate checklist,’ suggests Hamish. ‘The product options and structure desired to be in line with our values as a company and as people. The undertaking needed to “fit in” and “settle” into the block.’
Silvertop ash cladding achieves this result, complemented by tundra grey marble and American oak veneer joinery inside of.
This relationship to the garden, specially from the eating region that opens on 3 sides to the outside, is Hamish’s favorite ingredient of the undertaking.
Sustainable characteristics are integrated throughout, from structurally insulated panels (SIPS) in the extension, to all-electrical appliances, a 7kW solar technique, and underneath and slab edge insulation.
Sticking to their preliminary aims, Hamish and Lucinda have designed a heartwarming dwelling that prioritises variety and operate about size.