PHILIP STEJSKAL ARCHITECTURE
STUDIO: LEVEL 1, 3 CANTONMENT ST, FREMANTLE WA 6160
CONTACT: +61 (0) 401 727 405
MACDONALD ROAD HOUSE, APPLECROSS
2016 - PRESENT (DESIGN DEVELOPMENT)
Project Team: Philip Stejskal, Julia Kiefer, Jaime Mayger
Landscape Architect: Annghi Tran
Model Photography: PSA
A new house in Applecross for a couple whose children have left home, yet plan to return often.
One that will allow them to age in place, with all the amenity of their previous house.
Situated on a busy round-about at the southern end of a bustling suburban centre, our clients' wish is for connection to, yet also privacy from, this activity node.
Coupled with budgetary constraints and small block size - as well as a desire to create a graduated streetscape around the corner - the design comprises a predominantly single-storey building with a mezzanine to accommodate additional bedrooms -- a configuration which enables a central peak to address the intersection, with tapered edges respectful of low lying neighbours.
A verandah is attached to northern and eastern elevations to manage climate, with a standing seam cladding profile envisaged for the distinct roof form.