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Courtyard House

Joint Winner Residential Heritage Design

Designer: EME Design Pty Ltd
Builder: Adam Wood Group
Photographer: Amorfo
Location: Armadale, VIC

‘Courtyard House’ has created a positive response to the brief on an awkward site context to extend the existing heritage house, whilst modest and respectful refurbishments occur at the front of the house. It is upon entering the interior where this home opens up to reveal the creative solution of the space and lighting with the internal courtyard. The rear two-storey contemporary additions provide a distraction from the old. The operable walls blur the indoor and outdoor spaces. The designer has payed homage to the heritage weatherboard dwelling, with creative use of timber linings in various applications. A successful heritage renovation.