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Chronicles of Hewhill

Commendation Residential Best Small Lot Design

Designer: placeformspace
Web: www.placeformspace.com
Builder: Keenanbuilt
Photographer: placeformspace
Location: Fitzroy North, VIC

The renovation of this small North Fitzroy home has transformed it into a modern light-filled abode fit for even the coolest urbanite. The open-plan kitchen and living area links to the west-facing backyard via a timber shutter-system that can provide shade from the western sun, privacy or drenching solar penetration in winter. A custom steel staircase with integrated library shelving is a central feature of the living space and reaches to the heavens through the two-storey void that floods the interior with light. This is a clever design concept, exceptionally executed.