Olaver Architects creates an aesthetically sophisticated and charming home for their Kingsville House project, one where light and materiality bring warmth and tactility to the space.
A family home on a compact site, the design respects the existing weatherboard home and produces a north-facing courtyard central to the home. The home is made robust for family life with kids and pets.
As you entry the home, the entry hallway provides a direct connection through the rest of the house and a handy spot to drop your things near the door, something often overlooked in complex builds.
The centrally located kitchen, meals and living area is relatively small but functional. The integration of the dining table into the island base creates a central hub to the home which is orientated north and to the garden beyond. Locating the parent’s quarters along the rear laneway gives some separation but also provides a lovely connection through the large sliding window which fronts the window facing east onto the central courtyard.
Placement of windows allows light to filter throughout the house at each point of the day, creating further depth to each room or space. Other details in Kingsville House include Australian designed lighting the Polar Desk and Ora Desk Lamp by Ross Gardam, banquette seat backs onto the kitchen island, saving space and creating a communal hub in the centre for the home.
Emlyn and team helped us design a house that suited both our aesthetic and our functional needs. They guided us through the whole process, and ensured that we were involved in all key decisions. The end output has been a beautiful house that is well-suited to our young family.” – Homeowner
You can read more about the project which recently debuted on The Design Files.
Kingsville House – Olaver Architects