East Ivanhoe 1

bedroom icon 4 bathrooms icon 3.5

  • Difficult Block
  • Knock down rebuild
  • Sloping Block

The Brief

With established roots and strong ties to the local community as business owners, our clients are a young family who have outgrown their existing home but want to stay in the area. The brief was to maximize what the site offers to create a modern 4 bedroom forever family home that will see the family through the varying stages of life.

Our Approach

Due to our extensive feasibility, we were able to perfectly design to capture the city views to the front & side of the home and establish that there were unimpeded panoramic views to the east across the Xmas Hills and Dandenong Ranges. This encouraged them to add a roof top entertaining deck and it informed the circular design of the deck to take in the 270 degree views. A guest suite near the entry facilitates age in place living while the master suite on level 1 has a connected private study with views as the client sometimes works from home. Our client loves fishing so this was factored into the design with a secure boat store and connection through to an outdoor shower and laundry. A rumpus/ theatre with city views, open plan living with seamless indoor outdoor entertaining to the northern pool are just some of the features that make this custom home very special.