architecture matters p/l

Essendon Residence The cranked, split-level floor plan for this new home seeks to maximise the available sunlight and provide clear zoning for parents and children, formal and informal living. These are all located about a gallery-like hallway that draws you into the heart of home - an expansive and richly textured kitchen from which the radiates the stairwell, powder room, laundry, study, cellar, living, dining and north courtyard. This large north-facing courtyard sits within the crook of the plan, stepping out and on to follow the slope of the site, leading to a rear yard. The building exterior is predominately clad in detailed bluestone tile with the front entry portico surmounted by three crenulated bay windows that crown the first floor.