The $ 23 million Turak mansion of the famous landscape architect, the waffle-like ceiling house, and the transformed milk bar are one of the Victorian homes competing for the Australian House of the Year award.
More than 70 projects across the state have been selected as finalists for the 2021 Houses Awards, and the winners will be announced on July 30th.
They span categories such as the best new homes and the best home mods and additions, and architects and designer judges choose homes that stand out as the House of the Year across the country.
ADDARC’s Toorak Residence is particularly eye-catching in the area of ”new homes over 200 square meters”.
The contemporary chic Ottawa Road Mansion was designed for the renowned landscape architect Jack Merlot. He sold off-market last year for $ 23 million at a stage 4 blockade in Melbourne.
The House Houses Awards entry states that it “sets a new benchmark for dramatic things.”
Also recognized in this category are the curious Architects EAT Flinders Bellows House, which hides two “reverse step concrete pyramids” inside, and the energy-efficient exhibit of Mount Gambia’s limestone façade. It is a limestone house of John Wardle Architects in Tourac, which is the residence.
Designed on a steep hillside, the two Wyriver homes are notable candidates for the best “new homes less than 200 square meters”. Andrew Simpson Architects’ Y-House, which emerged from the ashes of a devastating wildfire, and Chris Connell-designed “Suppressed Coastal Retreat” Kumuls House.
Wolveridge Architects’ St Andrews Bach, on the other side of the bay, packs flare mountains into a “micro” 105-square-meter floor plan for an impressive “restraint exercise.”
Lauren and Michael’s Vise Essendon’s house, the Pop-Up House at FIGR Architecture Studio, has also been steadily attracting attention in this category as it has attracted passers-by since it was completed last year.
“Some people rang the doorbell and asked for details about the house,” said Mr. Base.
“It’s a bit weird, but it’s cool to know that it’s a little inspiration for others.”
Bais said he was fortunate to be able to inherit his fortune from his husband’s grandmother, who moved to the suburbs in the 1960s ten years ago.
The couple scrutinized Pinterest, read newspaper and magazine articles, and saw Grand Designs “polish our style” while living at home for several years. After that, using FIGR and Natural Build Vic, “a state of the neighborhood of Essendon” while being “special”.
Incorporating “eccentric elements” such as outdoor nets. “Children jump on it, we eat snacks, sometimes dinner, and we lie down at night and look up at the stars,” said Mr. Base.
They were “stalking” their homes were listed in the “pretty tough category”.
In the “More than 200 sqm Home Changes and Additions” candidate list, Fitzroy North’s Corner Milk Bar has been redesigned by Kennedy Nolan as a Milk Bar House, featuring an outdoor circular yard that blends seamlessly with the interior. A similar design habit is on display at another home in the field, the Elwood Bungalow at Rob Kenon Architects.
The North Court’s “communal living facility”, which is likened to the “village square” by Austin Maynard Architects named Terracotta House, has received another attention in this category.
And the concrete waffle-shaped ceiling is a delicious addition to the refurbished Queen Anne’s home in the Waffle House at Rob Kenon Architects in Hawthorne.
Julor Louise Wright, director of Collingwood-based Baracco + Wright Architects, said the stunning home design underpins the “needs and wants” of residents.
She said this year’s award finalist was “very high quality,” emphasizing the eight-yard house by Fitz Roy North’s Studio Bright and the Peachy Green in the “New Home Over 200 sqm” category, interior and skillfully. “We mix outdoor spaces,” he added.
With reference to COVID-led requirements, she has made more and more impact on new buildings and renovations throughout the state over the next few years. Among them are home offices, zoning for families to secure their own space, and even more outdoor areas.
To view the complete list of suggestions, visit the following website: Housesawards.com.au/gallery
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