Perched on the crest of a hill, this new home in inner Brisbane enjoys two street frontages. It was designed for an emptynester couple whose brief to architects Vokes and Peters was that the home not only respond to its rather idyllic site, but that its spaces be tailored to accommodate their extensive art collection.
While the timber house could hardly be construed as a traditional Queenslander, its design offers a nod to this style of home. “We took the syntax of the traditional Queenslander house and updated it so it offered the kind of amenity and lifestyle that a contemporary Brisbane family might aspire to,” says architect Aaron Peters, director of Vokes and Peters, who worked closely on this project with co-director Stuart Vokes, project architect Emma Robinson and Boss Gardenscapes. “‘It works hard to manage privacy on a narrow site while also opening up to both the garden and more distant scenery. The site slopes steeply between two streets and looks west towards the Taylor Ranges and out to a pocket of bushland, the Story Bridge and the CBD.”
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