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Bellbird House, Blackburn
by Bower Architecture

Photo by Photography by Shannon McGrath

Bower Architecture has designed Bellbird House in Blackburn, Australia.

This project is the result of a wonderful collaborative relationship between architect, builder and client – each respectful of the other’s expertise. The building team treated each detail with craft and care, resulting in a meticulous outcome. Landscape designer Sam Cox created a whimsical and meandering garden featuring an abundance of native grasses while owners Cameron and Nicole have planted over 1,400 indigenous plants and installed a pond to encourage wildlife back to the site.

Bellbird House is a peaceful sanctuary in a unique suburban bushland setting where a family can connect with the natural environment. A vast selection of 41 existing trees was preserved on the site and the scale, form and visual connectivity of the home respond directly to them – suffusing the home with vegetation.

"We acknowledge the Wurrundjeri people, Traditional Custodians of the land upon which this project is sited," added Bower Architecture.

This project has been longlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Bower Architecture

Project: Bellbird House, Blackburn

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