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BDAV 2017 Building Design Awards

Mitchell Street Project

Winner People’s Choice Award

Designer: Little Brick Studio
Builder: Foundation Builders
Photographer: Amorfo Photography
Location: Mornington, VIC

The client purchased a residential block to create a comfortable home for their young family. The need for urban consolidation and a cost-effective project drove a brief to also include a second dwelling for future sale. For this reason, the brief was double-edged – family home for the clients’ specific needs, and a secondary dwelling which met the more general market demands for space, affordability and style. In an area thick with conventional mirror image duplexes, the designer chose to vary from the norm and provide a pair of dwellings that, while following a common geometric theme, still maintain a sense of individuality. The result is a dramatic and bold addition to the streetscape, while internally the dwellings are understated and full of light, showing off a relaxed sophistication.