this a new house or a renovation and extension? Freda's style is so
deeply rooted in the conventions of Australian domestic architecture
that it is almost an irrelevant question. In fact you could be forgiven
for wondering if this project is an example of a 'lost' period known
the architect herself is not concerned with such classifications: the
goal is always to produce a beautiful place to enjoy life. In this case,
the task was to provide for the needs of a family with young children
by adapting a single-storey house with lovely views to the Yarra river
at the bottom of their riverside block.
rich colours provide a backdrop for a mixture of light and dark timbers,
silver metal, copper and stone. Outside, cypress pine fencing and cedar
fretwork will turn a silver grey over time, while coloured render and
red brick will key in with plant colours.