Nick Murray Architects
Nick Murray – Architect – Beaver St, Malvern East
“The Beaver St project design was conceived through three major restraints 1. Heritage controls forcing a level of concealment behind the heritage facade meaning we needed to locate the contemporary extension as far to the rear as possible. 2. Solar access to the pool and outdoor area meant we needed the double story space to the rear so we didn’t overshadow our open space with our own built form. 3. Internally accessed off street parking from the rear lane way. This resulted in the double garage being accessed directly from the lane way and the convenience of unloading the car directly into the adjacent kitchen.
The result is a house that is spread across the length of the site with central courtyards for entertaining. It also allowed a degree of physical and aesthetic separation from the heritage fabric to the contemporary fabric.”