Completed in 2019 and designed by Oh Studio, the Beaconsfield House is a testament to how good design can make the most out of modest spaces. Satisfying the clients desire for a small but beautiful space for their family to call home, this addition and alteration to the existing dwelling was subtly inspired by Swedish and Japanese design, using simple materials put together in an artful way.
/ 330sqm Survey-Strata block (no strata fees)
/ Main dwelling designed by Oh Studio and completed in 2019
/ Inspired by Swedish and Japanese design
/ Barn dwelling constructed of reverse brick veneer improving thermal performance
/ Barn dwelling materials include recycled tumbled bricks (limewashed), concrete, plywood and SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) for the Pod dwelling
/ Colourbond and metal roof
/ North facing with abundant natural light throughout
/ Solar passive design principles
/ U-shaped building maximizes light and priorities connection with the garden
/ Louvers throughout enhancing cross flow ventilation
/ Main bathroom with Japanese bath, shower and floor-to-ceiling grey tiles with peach grout
/ Muuto pendant lights to living
/ Astrawalker and Dorf tapware
/ Terrazzo tile splashback to kitchen from Myaree Ceramics
/ Induction cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher
/ Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
/ Whisper quiet location, set amongst establish gardens and neighbourhood trees
/ Walking distance to Hilton Reserve, Ken Allen Field and Beaconsfield Plaza
Used throughout the Barn dwelling, materials such as recycled tumbled bricks, plywood and concrete work effortlessly to not only provide visual appeal, but incredible thermal properties. Aesthetically this space is contemporary, yet warm. A soft pastel colour palette works to provide a subtle contrast to the outdoor landscape, whilst integrating the dwelling seamlessly into its location.
With sustainability in mind, the Barn was designed to connect seamlessly with the existing Pod, creating a U-shape layout that faces North and prioritizes connection with the garden. In an effort to minimise waste on site, the current owners consciously retained the existing structure and ultimately executed a wonderful integration between the two dwellings.
Natural light streams through the home providing a wonderful feel, whilst clever design and window louvers maximizes cross flow ventilation and temperature control. Two air-conditioner units and two overhead ceiling fans add further comfort.
The main bedroom is located on the first floor of the Barn, which looks out over the downstairs living area via its observation window. This window provides a sense of connection with the house and reveals the impressive scale of the dwelling.
Stacking bi-fold windows open from the Barn, creating an outdoor dining area that is connected to the heart of the house. Established flora, vegetable gardens and multiple outdoor break out areas provide ample choices for green thumbs and those who like to unwind outside.
The Pod dwelling is constructed of SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels), providing a temperate building all year round. Housed within this building are two bedrooms, an ensuite and a living area, making this a perfect space for a young family. Equally, this building can also be closed off and locked from the Barn, providing an opportunity to rent the Pod or house guests.
It’s rare that one can feel on holiday whilst simply being at home. This is living at the Beaconsfield House.