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Winner: Residential Design – New Houses: $500,001–$1M construction cost

Warranwood Residence

Graham Jones Design Pty Ltd
Graham Jones
(03) 5975 8747
Warranwood Residence
Chris Groenhout/Andrew Ashton

This project responds to a brief for a house that was to stand out from its neighbours. The result, while challenging existing stereotypes of suburban housing, sits well within its setting of native trees. The house has pleasing balance of forms, and a variety of well considered external finishes and colours. The simple, double-storey, pavilion has been positioned on an east-west axis with the upper level almost cantilevering over the main living zone below, providing weather protection on all north, south and west aspects of this glassed-in, open-plan living area. The interiors are bold, with careful use of colour throughout. The residence not only meets the clients’ lifestyle, but also responds to its challenging site and also maximises its potential for northern access for both energy efficiency and outdoor entertaining. This very individual design sets new standards of innovation. It also sets a positive example for what can be achieved if one approaches a design brief with an open mind and if one has a supportive client.