This home, designed by John Ellway Architect, sits in the inner-city Brisbane suburb of Paddington and brought with it a number of pragmatic challenges.
Hilly terrain funnels large volumes of water down gullies in rainy weather.
The site straddles one of these low points with an exclusion zone and minimum habitable floor level for building over. A strict local character code specified the roof shape, verandah position, and use of lightweight timber detailing.
This project has been longlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Architect: John Ellway Architect
Project: Three House