‘Tube Home’ in Carlton is among the nation’s most acclaimed houses (having taken out the distinguished Nationwide Australian Institute of Architects Structure Award for Residential Structure in 2008), and it’s at the moment on the market for the primary time.
The subdivided web site was bought in 2006 by Adrian FitzGerald, senior director at Denton Corker Marshall, and his accomplice Janet Watts, alongside fellow architects Hamish Lyons and Astrid Jenkins, who constructed subsequent door. ‘We jumped on the chance to purchase, design, construct and occupy! A dream for any architect!’ Janet says.
Adrian and Janet had been eager to honour Carlton’s established architectural vernacular (dominated by Victorian terraces) of their new home, however in a up to date method, with higher entry to pure gentle, and consistent with trendy laws.
Working with the slim block (6.6 x 23 metres), the couple designed a three-storey plan characterised by