Two Volume House Situated on a 160 Square Meter Strip of Land

The Kensington Lighthouse, located in Melbourne, Australia, on a 160 sqm strip of land. The house is made from two sunshells, connected around a courtyard by a rectangular timber lined volume running the length of the north boundary. This north boundary is a 4m high wall of the neighboring house. The ground level of the west end of the house contains entry, lounge, kitchen and double height dinging space. The mezzanine level of this part of the house includes study, guest bedroom and bathroom. The master bedroom and ensuite are located on the east side of the house. A double car garage is situated below them. The Light House also incorporates a range of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of the building, including: rainwater tank beneath the courtyard, heat pump on the hot water service, grey water diverter, solar array on the link roof, double glazing throughout, triple cell polycarbonate skin and rainwater harvesting system. { Tandem Design Studio | Photos by Sonia Mangiapane }

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