This home is actually one of four townhouses on a corner block in Black Rock, but I think it works pretty well as an independent home.
I am always fascinated to read about mid-century architects and their consideration of changes of site use and higher density living. One of my favorite Melbourne homes is the Roy Ground’s House in Toorak which included the design of a block of units to the rear of the property. It is clear that today’s property developers are by no means breaking new ground.
I really like this home’s address to the street. The high brick walls with their staggered setback provide a sense of privacy to the entry. There is nothing to say you must have a front gate that points directly at the street!
The home is split level which gives the living room a fantastic high ceiling and makes for a pretty cool feature of the brick chimney.
As may be apparent from previous posts, I am a sucker for some timber panelling, and this home offers it up in the form of the partition wall between the dining and living room!
This wall includes built-in cabinetry to the dining room and makes great use of the space through to the kitchen.
The living room opens onto a stepping courtyard area and completes what I think is quite a good use of space for a 3 bedroom home!