This dual mass on a tiny lot makes big impression on inner Melbourne suburban streetscape

Vickii Byram
By Vickii Byram
Updated December 10 2021 - 1:15am, first published December 4 2021 - 1:30am

House Design

COMPACT DESIGN: Positioned on the corner of a laneway allowed the architect to build to the edge of the lot while maintaining privacy without the need for fencing. The central courtyard gives the master suite the feel of open space even though it is in the middle of the home. The efficient kitchen has a large island for food prep and socialising. Double folding glass doors open to the rear garden and pergola for entertaining. The aerial view of the home shows how it respects the roof line of the neighbouring more traditional homes. The clients chose materials and colour palette to suit their style and worked with local businesses. BELOW LEFT - sleek lines, timber and concrete feature throughout the home in furnishings and accents. BELOW RIGHT - an upstairs bedroom looks over the rear garden.

Tandem House is for a family, with young adult children, scaling down from a large suburban property to a small urban block in the inner Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn.

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Vickii Byram

Vickii Byram

Group Contributed Content Journalist

I have been a journalist with Port News for six years, specialising in entertainment, community, social and event stories. My previous experience is in the marketing, publicity and advertising fields.

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