Location: Melbourne, Australia

Principal Architects: Robert Caulfield & Ivo Krivanek

This family home, situated on the beautiful Kananook Creek, has a unique creek front location, and is a 2 minute walk to Seaford beach. With planning challenges such as flood, bush fire and aboriginal sensitivity overlays, as well as strict Rescode requirements, our brief was to maximise space whilst creating interest. Add to this a very specific budget, the team have put together lots of great solutions that will deliver a modern home, which embraces its surroundings.

This 250sqm home offers an open plan kitchen, dining and living area that spills onto a large deck with wide steps inviting play and relaxation in the large garden, and to the creek with jetty beyond. Upstairs the master suite’s cathedral ceilings with a fully glazed exterior wall overlooking the creek are a major focal point, and an example of how we’ve added space and natural light in order to make the most of the property and comply with Rescode requirements for the area. A balcony from this bedroom and north facing sundeck add to the coastal feel and invite the surrounding bushland in.

The home has an additional 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, study and parking for 2 cars.