The recently finished new home in Hampton Park, a suburb in Melbourne’s south east, is a dwelling who’s brief was to provide “a classic weatherboard in the Anne of green gables approach (without the green)” After now a few short months of occupying the home we find the outdoors is now starting to take shape with much credit to the owners.
This brief was to provide a compact home for owners that provide good access to dwelling (due to restrictions of one owner), provide a classic but modern style that appealed to them, ensure internals accounted for mobility restrictions whilst “not in your face”, had fittings that reflected their persona’s, age and interest’s and that the outdoors was efficient but classic in design and outcome.
A large prominent tree was retained onsite with a view to provide a kick start to outdoors plus provide balance between a highly new dwelling and what can be a bland featureless outside.
Often we see that what can be a wonderful new dwelling can appear very tactile and lonely on a newly cleared bare landscape. We all wanted that the new dwelling that might appear to have had just a new coat of paint. Whilst realising that this might be a tall order to ensure that the paths, gardens, shed and other external features were planned to ensure come 12 months we might be somewhere along our goal path.
These pictures of the new home – classic weatherboard show a dwelling only 3 months after completion.
We believe that owners have done a fantastic job of creating an outdoors that reflects them plus kick starts the goal of have the new dwelling become a home.
We’ll let you be the judge if we achieved some of the aims and brief we were administrating.