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Courtyard House Somers
House Extension Caulfield
House Extension Glen Iris I
House Extension Glen Iris II
House Prahran
House Red Hill South
House Renovation Brighton
House Yarraville
Infill South Melbourne
Infill South Yarra
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29 Emerald Hill Place, South Melbourne
area 145sqm
cost $350,000
completed 2002

Situated on the ‘Emerald Hill Estate’, this design addresses local council and heritage listing regulations. Disciplined planning and staged construction allowed the existing shop and dwelling to continue functioning throughout the construction process. The extension includes garage, common entry and shop services at ground floor; bedroom, store and bathroom at first floor; and living, laundry and courtyard at second floor. The laneway frontage, deceptively reads as a two-storey rear access.

Photos by Peter Bennetts

2011 published in Forty-Six Square Metres Of Land Doesnt Normally Become A House Stuart Harrison, pp.44-47
2004 featured in The Age Domain Claire Halliday, Wednesday 6th October pp.4-5
2004 entry for the Australian Institute of Architects Awards
2004 article in AR Architectural Review Australia Andrew Mackenzie, Issue 088 pp.50-52
2003 contribution in Subaud Edition 2 pp.18