Avenue Street

locationMillswood
floor area397 m2
completion2017

The entry with its detailed commercial glazing, welcomes visitors into a home that bursts with the highest quality fixtures and finishes. The combination of Yankalilla rammed earth and imported 47mm linear bricks was selected to be in harmony with the streetscape, paying homage to the character area and the adjacent State-listed Millswood House.

 

Environmental Sustainability

The main living area incorporates large expanses of double glazing which reduce noise pollution from the adjacent railway. While the highlight windows and large openings promote cross ventilation to passively cool the home. A series of repeating rammed earth piers provide thermal mass which together with the aforementioned environmental considerations reduces the reliance on mechanical heating and cooling systems. The building’s efficiency is further enhanced by the 22,000L underground rainwater tank, 14.575kW solar system, expansive eaves, 75mm roof blanket heavy Earthwool insulation to the ceilings, external and internal walls.

The bespoke 2-pack kitchen is a true delight, with rammed earth feature walls enriching the refined material palette. The open plan design facilitates smooth interaction with the dining and living areas, and high, inverted butterfly ceilings at 4.2m add to the expansive feel of the space.

The main living area is the heart of the home. The integrated rammed earth fireplace, encased in a custom-designed cowl, presents a structural and aesthetic marvel, seamlessly merging multiple trades. The space feels warm, inviting, and ideally suited for a relaxing retreat.

The covered alfresco area overlooks the pool and comes equipped with all the amenities, making it every entertainer’s dream. The space has been cleverly designed, transforming the traditional backyard into a private north-facing front and side play area that maximizes the benefits of the home’s orientation.

The main bathroom and bedroom spaces exude a sense of tranquility, providing the ultimate in comfort and style. Underfloor heating in the ensuite and bathroom, and architecturally designed bathroom fixtures, enhance the home’s luxurious ambience.

A key external feature is the three-sided fireplace and chimney detail, which combines functionality with striking aesthetics. This attention to detail is a testament to the home’s innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship.

The landscaping has been designed to be low maintenance, integrating curved rammed earth seating areas. This feature enhances the home’s connection to nature and offers a unique space for relaxation or outdoor entertaining.