The front facade features copper, timber battens and off-form concrete. These feature throughout the house but copper is replaced with brass internally. Other materials include face block work and pink terrazzo that flows throughout the ground floor area and external spaces.
Off form concrete also features as ceilings and beams leading to the cantilevered roof creating the covered terrace to the rear while timber battens are used as feature walls and ceilings.
The building’s solid concrete block walls and terrazzo floors provide for thermal mass allowing the house to be cool in summer and warm in winter and is helped by the central northern skylights and low e-glazing.
The ground floor includes a study nook off the entry.
The first floor accommodates three bedrooms and media room connected by a walkway open to the stairwell. The concrete skylight and pendant light in the stairwell become a striking feature of the house.
The interiors of the house were selected by the owner and incorporated into the architecture.
Queens Park house embraces the site constraints to create a magnificently light filled house that sits comfortably within its suburban context.