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Gresley Monk Residence

(Latest News – 2012 AIA Residential Alterations and Additions Award winner!)

At last Justine and I are able to show our completed addition. Typically, as two architects its taken us about 10 years…

Justine wrote this great description….

“In the 1950’s the WA Railways Commission undertook the building of homes for workers and their families in the new subdivision of Bedford Park.  Today, the owners of one of these cottages embraced the opportunities of a tight budget, a modest house and a sub-divided block to design an addition that could offer space, light and a sense of generosity to the resident family.  A living, dining and kitchen space, a second bathroom and laundry were conceived as a ‘box’ that would suspend itself from the rear of the existing cottage, sitting above the sloping grade of the block to invite maximum light and space into the home. Good passive solar design was critical to the comfort of the home. Materials were selected for their robustness , warmth  and their ability to balance the expression of solid and void within the ‘box’.”

 

 

3 Responses

  1. Mish says:

    Hi
    Congrats on the win! I’m really keen to know who your interior designer was to style your house and make selections?
    Thanks in advance,
    Michelle :)

  2. phil says:

    Thanks for the comment Michelle,

    The project was carried out by my wife and I. She is also an architect and is responsible for most of the final detailed material selections.
    Her name is Justine Monk and she does the odd special project. :)
    Let me know if you want me to give you her details.

    My email address is philip@gresleyabas.com.au

    Cheers,
    Phil

  3. Tristan Box says:

    Looking good Phil!

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