Dalkeith Residence by Hillam Architects
Hillam Architects were approached by their client with a request to design an update for their 1980’s home in Perth, Australia. Their solution was realized by a series of dramatic alterations and additions. The new look is a house mostly of glass, steel and concrete which features a central swimming pool that thrusts forward, enjoying the views of the surrounding valley.
From the architects: “Situated in an established area of Dalkeith, our clients realised the potential of their original, 1980s home. Through various alterations and additions, this residence promises to announce itself and enhance the streetscape.
As per the clients request, many elements of the existing house were maintained and enhanced. Upon arrival, you notice the house’s original curve is clad in beautifully with Blackbutt timber boards. The sensual form and warm textures of the upper level contrasts beautifully with the white rendered, angular canopy framing the entry.
The main living area boasts a double-height space, creating an airy and luxurious atmosphere. By reconfiguring the site, we sought to create an efficient, modern family-home. The placement of the living and dining areas allows them views over the backyard and pool area.
Featuring one of the most generous pool and cabana areas we’ve ever conceived, this residence is sure to impress. Timber decking, lush planting and stone feature-walls elude luxury and sophistication.”