Small House Design With Outdoor Space Decorating
Small house designed by Max Pritchard Architect, located in small suburban. This modern house is a model for intensive urban infil, maximising site area, efficient sustainability, interesting liveable interiors and exterior spaces and respect for its historic character.
Description from Architect:
A small narrow suburban site provided a challenge in securing the desired accommodation, whilst providing useful outdoor space and high energy efficiency. A small single storey pavilion which houses the main bedroom, ensuite and study, faces the street, presenting as a simple modest hipped roof structure with verandah, complementing the historic cottages in the street.
The main living area is located towards the rear, so that it may open up northwards to the central pergola covered courtyard. A walkway linking the two pavilions is glazed to the courtyard, with the other long wall housing the owners’ extensive library. There is a mezzanine guest bedroom and study over the living area and garage below with access from the rear lane. An extensive cellar provides considerable storage. The focus of the house is the central courtyard, with a small pond, decking and a high vaulted steel structure to form in summer a “cathedral of green”.
North facing windows/doors to the living area provide passive winter heating, supplemented by a gas heater. The windows and courtyard are shaded in summer by the high deciduous vines. The lofty space is well ventilated by convection through the high louvre windows.
Architecture, Exterior, House Design, Interior