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Fenwick Street House by Julie Firkin Architects

By • Apr 19, 2015

Fenwick Street House is a private residence located in Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia.

It was designed by Julie Firkin Architects in 2014 and covers an area of 1,130 square feet.

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Fenwick Street House by Julie Firkin Architects:

“This design was developed to maximise the available light and space on an oddly shaped block in the inner suburban setting of Clifton Hill.

The original weatherboard cottage which addresses the street has been maintained while a new, two-level addition at the rear provides new kitchen and dining areas and a master bedroom suite.

The addition is angular and tapered in form with an overhanging upper level which allows for the living spaces to be drenched in light in winter while providing shade in summer.

Inside, a variety of subtly overlapping spatial volumes is achieved within a relatively simple overall form. The character of the natural materials such as timber and concrete is expressed against white surfaces with occasional moments of strong colour.”

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Photos by: Christine Francis

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