Building of the Year and Design Award
This house is highly commended for the innovative quality of the space within such a narrow and tight site. The lofty pool space on the second storey achieving a sense of the outdoors comes across as a sensible adaptation within the row-house typology.
There are several very well appointed details that add value to the house. The west-facing front facade with the screen and the tree is subtly planned to create a threshold between the street and the interior space. It is an extremely livable and most delightful environment.
The judges also noted that all these were achieved within a small budget and without resort to expensive materials or details. The judges were unanimous in conferring a Design Award.