jean street

The young family who live here were keen to maximise outdoor space on a small 10m wide block in Beaconsfield. On a tight budget, our response was to wrap the house around three courtyards; a secure one connecting the kids bedrooms; one social connecting the kitchen and dining in the heart of the house, and a north light-filled one for quieter times.

We also ‘borrowed’ a view from a stormwater sump next door by planting trees within it to give a further sense of natural open space. The result is a house that is open, responds to the climate, is energy efficient & most importantly, functions as a beautiful family home.