Boston Villa

This project received the 2011 Victorian Institute of Architects Award in the Alterations and Additions category.

The house, left to decay for countless years and even used as a squat, was reborn from its ashes during the project’s design phase.

Dean’s aspiration for a cellar and Lisa’s desire for a room for her out-of-town parents added unique design elements and demonstrated their active involvement in the project. Their shared vision for an environmentally sustainable house was a driving force in our design approach.

Guiding our clients, who had a strong sense of style, through the design phase was a rewarding collaborative process. We transformed the house, once dimly lit, into a bright and airy space. This was achieved by creating landscaped courtyards and light wells, allowing more natural light and air circulation.

The glazed timber facade at the back of the house resulted from relying on composition and materiality rather than articulation.

Emilio Fuscaldo
Strongback Constructions
Jesse Marlow