The generation of Hamish White, director of Sanctum Households, and ecologist Lucinda Gow’s loved ones residence in Warrandyte, Melbourne has been an ongoing venture about the previous eight yrs.
As finances permitted, they’ve worked with Maxa Structure, Hearth Studio, and Hannah E. Holmen to completely transform the dwelling from its ‘falling apart’ state to be high carrying out and sympathetic to the landscape. These elements were in a natural way critical to both Hamish and his companion Lucinda, who function as a passive house builder and landscape designer respectively.
‘We didn’t want areas in the residence that had been just ticks on a actual estate checklist,’ suggests Hamish. ‘The material picks and style needed to be in line with our values as a business and as folks. The task needed to “fit in” and “settle” into the block.’
Silvertop ash cladding achieves this effect, complemented by tundra grey marble and American oak veneer joinery within.
This connection to the back garden, specifically from the dining place that opens on 3 sides to the outside, is Hamish’s favourite component of the challenge.
Sustainable characteristics are integrated all over, from structurally insulated panels (SIPS) in the extension, to all-electric powered appliances, a 7kW solar procedure, and less than and slab edge insulation.
Sticking to their preliminary objectives, Hamish and Lucinda have designed a heartwarming residence that prioritises variety and purpose around size.