Fitzroy Street Residence | $500k | Currently in Design Phase

This project involves the design of a residence for a downsizing retired couple on a small 275 sqm inner city block. Recently constructed surrounding houses provide little usable external space or contribution to the streetscape. Careful examination of surrounding built form presented a series of opportunities to challenge existing planning requirements with no adverse impact on adjoining neighbours. Our proposal achieves a significant outdoor courtyard connected to the ground level internal area of the house extending on and adapting previous versions of the 'courtyard house' typology. Standard bricks borrowed from their surrounding context are employed at lower level whilst the upper level utilises white bricks in a playful, contemporary form contributing to the existing streetscape.