cawston rd

Private Client

New Home, Pool, New Gardens

Floor area 430 sqm
Site area 1015 sqm

2014 – 2016

Design, Planning, Documentation, Tender and Contract Administration

Stephen Nicholls Photography

Ben Mountford, Mark Petley, Carlson Jean Charles, Sarah Henneveld, Karen Imms

Consultancy Team
AJV – Engineers, Realm – Landscape Architects, Basic Approval Services – Certifier, Cadds – Energy Consultant

Attadale, WA

Mosman Bay Constructions


The striking geometry of the Cawston Road residence provides a foil for the leafy remnants and mature trees in the original and neighboring gardens. The distinctive two-story cube has a counterpoint in the strong horizontal lines of the living-dining-kitchen pavilion on its northern side. The linear sweeps of white render and the use of cedar for window frames breaks up and dilutes the severity of the dark brick.

Commissioned by the owner as a home for a family of four, the spaces are generous but not lavish. The design provides for privacy, individual activity and family interaction. Employing the concept of shelter around activity, a downstairs media and reading room and a second, modest living area at the top of the stairs retain a visual connection with the communal spaces.

The family can open the living-dining-kitchen pavilion to the front terrace and back garden to allow the breezes to flow or withdraw to one of the sheltered spaces with a book or video game and still remain connected to each other and the activity of the household.

And the surrounding gardens.

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success cres salter pointgrand spaces on a domestic scale lift a salmon brick suburban house into a contemporary indoor/outdoor home

orrel ave floreatProject type

trigg – in progressProject type

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