Tim Spicer Architects partnered with Felicity Dessewffy to redesign an existing heritage home, essentially transforming it into a modern residence for a young family. Located in a quiet suburb in Melbourne, Australia, the Chestnut Street House is a two-storey, inward facing residence with acute social capabilities.
Inside, the rake of the living room ceiling allows the space to be opened towards the garden. Double-height glazed windows foster a connection between the room and the outdoor deck, simultaneously allowing natural light to flood the interior of the home. The windows double as a sustainable solar feature.
The facade is composed of copper-toned metal and timber screen, a combination that was chosen to add warmth to the exterior and contrast against the surrounding greenery.