Classic Family Home Architecture
Situated in a well-established area, the large family home showcased on these pages combines American Georgian architecture with a contemporary penchant for indoor-outdoor flow. The brief for the project was to create a comfortable family home in keeping with its immediate surroundings, says principal architect Michael Munckton of architects Rosenthal, Munckton and Shields.
The nucleus of the home is the formal dining room with its double-height ceiling and internal Juliet balcony. The room sits within a fully glazed turret and overlooks the extensive landscaping. Attention to detail is evident throughout the refurbishment, with many elements reflecting the era of the original house. For example, leadlight windows, joinery and intricate plaster moldings were designed in keeping with the traditional style. And a small section of wrought iron from the original house served as a pattern for new handcrafted railings on the patios.