Location: North Fremantle
Status: Completed Jan 2020
Texo (WA) Pty Ltd.
Sustainable Garden Design
A courtyard house with the main internal spaces arranged around a spacious outdoor living room.
The courtyard is formed by a thick, stone clad wall that wraps the space and allows the house to push against and pull away from it to create a variety of places; a pond; a deep shaded recess; a perch; a cabana.
The stone paved courtyard with trees and living pond are the focal point of the ground level, while the first floor living spaces frame a view of a large ghost gum to the east and a bushland park in the distance to the west.
The architectural language references the mid century modern context of Floreat in it’s use of stone cladding, tiled walls, timber paneling, external vertical shade screen and parapet roofs, but is confidently contemporary.