The generation of Hamish White, director of Sanctum Houses, and ecologist Lucinda Gow’s spouse and children household in Warrandyte, Melbourne has been an ongoing challenge above the earlier 8 a long time.
As finances permitted, they’ve worked with Maxa Style and design, Fireside Studio, and Hannah E. Holmen to rework the residence from its ‘falling apart’ point out to be superior accomplishing and sympathetic to the landscape. These features were being naturally vital to the two Hamish and his partner Lucinda, who perform as a passive property builder and landscape designer respectively.
‘We did not want spaces in the property that were being just ticks on a true estate checklist,’ says Hamish. ‘The content picks and structure needed to be in line with our values as a company and as folks. The challenge wanted to “fit in” and “settle” into the block.’
Silvertop ash cladding achieves this impact, complemented by tundra gray marble and American oak veneer joinery within.
This connection to the backyard garden, notably from the dining place that opens on a few sides to the outdoors, is Hamish’s favourite factor of the job.
Sustainable options are integrated in the course of, from structurally insulated panels (SIPS) in the extension, to all-electric appliances, a 7kW photo voltaic technique, and beneath and slab edge insulation.
Sticking to their first plans, Hamish and Lucinda have established a heartwarming house that prioritises kind and functionality in excess of sizing.