Parkville Residence’s third volume comprises a garage studio at the rear of the property which provides a break-out space for growing children and guest accommodation. Accessed via both the garden and a cobblestone rear laneway, this volume is embraced by the built environment by virtue of the garden, which sweeps through and around the residence with a central Jacaranda tree as its north star. With a romanticism that evokes a strong English sensibility, the gardens“transition into the architecture in a cohesive way, which translates indoors through palette and texture.”
Through a holistic approach to architecture, interior design and landscape design, Hecker Guthrie have found an alliance between eras and styles – from the bold colours of the new joinery and furniture to the sonorous hues in the original area of the home. At the same time, they have upheld the nuances of daily life while modulating them precisely for those who live there.