A city home in the forest
A new home in the suburbs of Brisbane, Watson House has been designed for a young family. A site owned by the client’s grandparents, the project was born from a desire to build upon such a unique connection to the area. The site is accessed by a long battle-axe type driveway, situated between the various backyards of the adjoining properties, and thus is surrounded by greenery despite the inner-city location and advantages offered by such a position. To the south, a city view contrasts the western view of the surrounding hills, and thus the outdoor spaces are situated under the site’s two large leopard trees to maximise both connection to the surrounding greenery whilst taking advantage of the vistas offered by the house’s position. The indoor areas have also been designed to rise up and feed out into these outdoor spaces, allowing a continuous green outlook from all rooms with the roof forms providing further framed views and creating a house for the family to grow into as they take advantage of their personal connections to the site and its history.
On the Drawing Board
Project Team: Marguerite Pollard, Matt Cooper, Samantha Klomp, Dan Evans
Structural Engineer: Westera Partners
Surveyor: Toohey Surveys