a delightful duo

ageing in place  |  alfresco living  |  city views

The brief

Our clients are empty nesters who have lived in this prime location for many years and our brief was to knock down and rebuild two luxury modern dual occupancy homes that both capitalize and maximize the existing block and what it offers. Our clients are selling or renting residence one upon completion and keeping residence two which has been designed and tailored for them.

Although they have downsized, they are busy professionals who both primarily work from home living between two residences; including their coastal home which they love. They wanted to bring a little of that relaxed feel to this home as well as well future age in place planning.

Our approach

As a corner block, we have been able to design a dual occupancy development with two street frontages on different streets. Both homes have city views and this was primary design motivator for residence two in particular with all living on level one and city views visible from the kitchen, living, balcony & master bedroom. The aesthetics are modern, architectural and gives a nod the 60 ‘s style modernist houses found in the area.

Our Architectural & interior design team worked together in four key areas as part of the design
1. Designing for age in place provisions for the future
2. How to effectively live between 2 residences
3. Home office design; working from home
4. Sustainable design – how to achieve a house that can live & breathe on its own

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