Fitzroy North House

Fitzroy North House

Rob Kennon Architects
Fitzroy North VIC, Australia | View Map
Private Houses
Derek Swalwell

Fitzroy North House

Rob Kennon Architects as Architects

This project is a contemporary response in a heritage context that learns from the vernacular. It puts forward an atypical site response that provides an experience of freedom and openness that is not often experienced in tight inner-city sites.


In a quiet heritage street in Fitzroy North, this new family home presents to the public as an abstract silhouette of a double fronted workers cottage. Behind, positioned in a garden is the main part of the house. This idea abandons the traditional rhythm of a dwelling with a back garden. Perimeter brick walls border the site to unify the overall enclosure. The close collaboration with Eckersley Garden Architecture allowed this core concept to be realised. ‘Living within a garden and sleeping above it.’

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