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Shenton Park | Lean and green
forestry encases part of the home’s
facade, painted grey to contrast with the
lime-green front door. A combination
of raw and painted timber slats offers
a modern take on the traditional white
picket fence, and given Perth’s climate,
Andrew ensured an intimate link with
the outdoors. He engineered the design to
work with the east-west oriented block
by incorporating swathes of glass down
the northern side of the home to make the
most of the warm northern sun.
Full-height windows include
commercial-grade sliding doors and
louvres. “I designed the whole home with
cross-ventilation louvered glass so it is self-
regulating with heating and cooling – no
need for air-conditioning,” Andrew says.
Reverse brick veneer envelops sizeable
portions of the home, a largely underused
sustainable principle, according to
Andrew. “Reverse brick veneer works by
keeping the mass on the inside so the home
stays cool in summer and the heat radiates
in during winter.”
Less visible green features include a
grey-water system, LED lighting and
extensive roof, ceiling and wall insulation.
Andrew says there is rarely a need to use
more than one or two lights, thanks to the
The open-plan living space is the anchor
to the design and the family’s favourite
part of the home. “It is where we naturally
gather, some of the best conversations
have started from just hanging out in this
space,” Andrew muses.
Organic white Caesarstone benchtops
frame the kitchen. “They were one of
only a few items I insisted on,” Alison
chips in. “The benchtops, the frameless
glass pool fencing plus a smart storage
04. Shelves in the children’s room have been designed
to be eye-catching and playful.
05. The children’s room is easily supervised from the main living
area. A wall of awning windows looks out over the pool.
06. A light, bright aesthetic prevails in the bedroom.
07. More colourful touches in the children’s area.
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