New home, Pool and Gardens
Floor area 530 sqm
Site area 1024 sqm
2011 – 2013
Design, Planning, Documentation, Tender and Contract Administration
Stephen Nicholls Photography
Ben Mountford, Mark Petley, Emilie Suen
Scott Smalley Partnership – Engineers Basic Approval – Certifier Cadds – Energy Consultant
A.T. Brine & Sons Pty Ltd
The Moreing Road project started as series of conversations and sketches inspired by a home commissioned in the early 1950s by the actor Gary Cooper, and built in Hollywood Hills by the prolific LA architect Quincy Jones.
The outcome is a design that accommodates and contains family life within three zones: formal, informal and alfresco. The three zones, represented respectively by the grand fire place, the cantilevered mezzanine and the outdoor courtyard, are strongly distinguished from one another yet are connected to each other visually.
This allows an already generous space to seem even more spacious and ensures the spaces are well used. The distinctive but visually connected spaces also supply the possibility for individual activities to be pursued without isolation from the main activity or other family members.
The well finished nature of these spaces, the use of stained timber detailing inside and out, the stonework and deciduous plantings all contribute to a uniquely modern home that the owners feel has the essence of the timeless, mid-century design that inspired its creation.
The Moreing Road residence was shortlisted in two categories of the Australian Institute of Architects WA Architecture Awards 2014 – for Residential Architecture – Houses and for the MondoLuce Lighting Award.