Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

Eaglemont House

The concept for the Eaglemont House was to restore the existing house, provide the additional living spaces required whilst reconnecting the house to the historic suburb.  

Famously designed by Marion Mahony Griffin & Walter Burley Griffin, Eaglemont is a picturesque leafy garden suburb and enclave of historic deco houses.

The existing house was an amalgamation of architectural styles, with incremental additions added over the years to the original circa 1920’s timber cottage. The concept for this project was to restore the existing house, provide the clients with the additional living spaces they required whilst reconnecting the house to the historic suburb.

Materially, the textured brick pattern of the rear extension references that of the nearby Lippincott House – designed by the Griffin’s. The pitched roof form echoes that of the surrounding houses.

In order to gain more area, we utilised the under croft, pushing the kitchen, gym and living space under the house and creating a beautiful light filled east facing courtyard garden.

 

 

 

Project details

The existing house was an amalgamation of architectural styles, with incremental additions added over the years to the original circa 1920’s timber cottage. The concept for this project was to restore the existing house, provide the clients with the additional living spaces they required whilst reconnecting the house to the historic suburb.

Resolving the Planning

The existing house was an amalgamation of architectural styles, with incremental additions added over the years to the original circa 1920’s timber cottage. A number of plan options were explored during the concept phase of this project. In order to gain more area, we utilised the under croft, pushing the kitchen, gym and living space under the house and creating a beautiful light filled east facing courtyard garden.

Resolving the planning

Alternative courtyard arrangements were explored before landing on the preferred option.

Developing the Interiors

Matching the beautiful sculptural & textural form of the exterior we worked through an equally sculptural interior for each space. Here the bold form of the kitchen joinery shown in axonometric view.

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