Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A bare site becomes a house

Remember the photo of a leaning toilet on a building site I posted last year? The house is complete. I like the way they have left the old adjoining walls.

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  1. South Yarra normally has over-sized blocks! I wonder how the council didn't declare this block as sub-standard.

    That said, they seem to have done a pretty impressive job.

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  2. Yes, I love the way they have left the old walls as well. I imagine they have done an interesting job indoors too.

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  3. oh god all that dastardly grey! So boring.

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  4. Blah, prison grey.
    Yay on reusing the outer walls, pity they couldn't reuse all of them.

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  5. Hmmmm, I've never been a fat of the 'flat roof' building scheme that's been around for a couple of decades now and even though I'm sure it'll win accolades for it's passive design and space creation it does look a tad prison like.

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  6. I like the old walls being left too, but I'm not a fan of the dark grey, hopefully the tree will add a little colour when it leafs out. I'm intrigued by the low window to the left of the gate.

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  7. It would be great to see inside! :P

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  8. Hels, the street has a mix of grand two storey terraces, and quite small and modest houses, with some in between. The block is quite deep.

    KN, I can very well imagine what the inside is like. Far to flash for the likes of me.

    Jayne, I can't think of a good colour for it atm, but yes grey is very bleak.

    Kath, our suburbs are full of them now, as infill or stand alone. I agree about the prison look. You cannot enter. You are not welcome.

    Lordy River, I see it now. It must have a room there. I will walk past again and check it.

    I reckon so Cazzie. Not a kids toy in sight.

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  9. Leaving the old walls exposed like that gives the place character and on the right side of the photo you could train a creeper to grow up the wall :-).

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  10. Windsmoke, I wonder if they will want to cover the walls or not. Time will tell.

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  11. The footpath looks a bit crook.

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  12. Victor, the public footpath looks to have suffered collateral damage while construction was underway. No doubt it will be repaired. I am surprised at the simple concrete path with steps although it does seem to draw you into the house, if you could get past the bars.

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  13. Ha! Rip down that characterless prison cell and bring back the leaning loo!!

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  14. It looks rather influenced by De Stijl and I love the gray personally. Plus, the outer walls are amazing! This house is great Andrew!

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  15. Red, I am sure it is really nice inside.

    Towanda, I am going to have to look up De Stijl. Tomorrow. The area it it is in and the building cost, must add to about 1.5 million.

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