North South House

City Houses

North South House is located in the Eastern Melbourne suburb of Box Hill South.  The original post war weatherboard house was quaint but unremarkable and the project started as a typical rear extension.  As the brief and scope of the project developed through a series of concept designs it quickly became apparent that it was more feasible to demolish the existing house and start again.

The brief called for a new family home consisting of 4 bedrooms, two separate living spaces, multiple study spaces, a swimming pool, as well as most importantly the ability to capture the northern sun on the deep north south oriented block.  The house had to incorporate the latest high efficiency heat pump technologies, solar and battery systems.

Photography: Adam Gibson