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Munro Court, Castlemaine

Lifehouse Design Pty Ltd
(03) 5470 5584
Munro Court, Castlemaine

The brief was to design a compact two-bedroom house that creates a sense of spaciousness, with light-filled interiors. Environmental responsibility was the clients’ underlying principle: ongoing running costs and minimal impact on the environment were a priority, as was retention of existing mature native trees. The house caters for two adults, and two teenagers on a part-time basis, and is versatile enough to accommodate various activities, including painting, music and yoga. The clients work from home, so the small site had to accommodate a studio space separate from the house. Creating a calm, peaceful home environment within natural surroundings was crucial to this busy, professional couple. This house is the quintessential, small, well-planned, light-filled, energy-saving home that blends harmoniously with its environment, and is loaded with ESD features. The design presents a seamless transition between the semi-rural surrounds, home and studio, and demonstrates a commitment to the synthesis of ecological responsibilities, design innovation and the creation of a nurturing environment.