PROJECT | Chelmsford House – new build        COMPLETED | 2011

SHORTLISTED | Western Australian Architecture Awards | Single Residential 2011

SECOND PRIZE | Town of Vincent Building Design Awards | Building Design Excellence Award 2010/2011

The new home design by Sam Teoh Architects features a front elevation which is a play of solids and voids.
The solid masonry wall juxtaposes with void of the windows and garden terrace

The manicured garden, mature gum tree and strong lines of
the house interact and fully engages with the streetscape

The alfresco and garage at the rear provides focus and perspective for the living area, allowing the garden
in between to function as an outdoor room

A verandah to the north and canopy to the east keeps out the summer sun, allowing winter sun to
penetrate, heating the polished concrete floor for passive solar heating. Openings and windows 
have also been designed by Sam Teoh Architects to provide good cross ventilation

Glazed walls and concertina doors engage with the outside, seamlessly connecting internal living areas
with the garden

The open plan kitchen, dining and living area unfolds and intersects

Clean, crisp lines create a contemporary functional kitchen which perfectly suits the client’s brief

The master bedroom has a large glazed wall opening into a private garden terrace with views of the mature
gum tree and city beyond

Pops of coloured mosaic tiles give the ensuite a wow factor

A limited material and colour palette maintains simplicity,
prescribing to the less is more principle

The resulting design is an understated contemporary home where the internal
living areas interact and engage with the garden to create a light filled home