Situated in the new suburb of Googong in New South Wales and adjacent to the Capital Territory the form and design of this house was born of an imperative to respond in all ways to a broad section of the community as well as the relatively proscriptive dictates of the development code.

The house has ‘good manners’ to the street which in this case means the use of a soft palate, warm and natural materials, appropriate scale and an subtle articulation of elements. The cantilevered deck, spreading eaves, horizontal shading elements, blade walls and a large volume single story space at the front all contribute to a feeling that one wants to have a look inside (…the stickybeak factor!)

The use of colour, innovative products and materials on the inside by a talented interior designer combined with a carefully considered planning of spaces allows for good solar access, cross ventilation and an efficient circulation flow.

This house has been well received by the public. Much of the success in the awards process is due to the care and attention given during the construction process and the builder’s obvious skill and experience.

project credits
Design Architect: Tony Trobe
Project Documentation: David Simon
Interior Design: Melinda Boag
Structural Consultant: Northrop
Builder: Classic Constructions
Photographer: Tony Trobe

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