3 November 2017

Auchenflower House – Making the Most of a Steep Block

Perched at the front of a narrow, hilly block in Brisbane’s Inner West suburb of Auchenflower, this tiny old cottage is soon to transform into a contemporary beauty fit for large family entertaining.

The design – which was submitted to council last month – reveal how we have been able to achieve a large volume of space, light and maximise views on what could be considered a challenging site.


Team ABA has created a series of cascading levels that follow the terrain to the top of the block, enabling double-height breezy spaces, loads of natural light and dynamic views both to and from the house.

By taking advantage the block’s steepness, the city views will be spectacular throughout. And by making the most of the space, the floorplan accommodates five bedrooms with associated living and entertaining space.

To the street, this charming heritage old lady has been given a respectful uplift to become a modern girl about town, paired with a modern new entry and extension, and grounded into the hill on a plinth of reclaimed brick.

We’re incredibly happy with how the renders have turned out, and we can’t wait for the shovels to hit the soil of this challenging but rewarding site!

Have a peek at our Auchenflower House here.

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