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

This project is a compact residence for a downsizing retired couple on a small 275 sqm inner city block. Recently constructed surrounding houses provide little usable external space, upper level windows requiring screening and contribute little to the streetscape. Careful examination of the surrounding built form presented a series of opportunities to challenge planning policies whilst creating no adverse impact on adjoining neighbours. Our proposal achieves a significant outdoor courtyard extending on and adapting previous versions of our 'courtyard house' typology. The upper level uses a mono pitch roof falling towards the rear of the block. Standard bricks borrowed from the surrounding context are utilised at lower level whilst the upper level employs white brick with corbelled patterns establishing a contemporary aesthetic contributing to its streetscape. The balcony canopy as well as balustrade and entry canopy utilise black folded sheet aluminium.