Crone Partners / Good House

Located in Sandringham, Melbourne and completed in 2010. This “Good House” was designed by Crone Partners.

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“The Good House was all about creating a home for its occupants; within the relatively tight inner suburban location and restrictive building envelope. A home that not only delivers a warm, beautiful and inviting place to live in; but also a home that allows for growth and change for the family to insert the detail of their changing lives.

CRONE PARTNERS, collaborative approach to design with the client helped to rationalize their wish list into a concise and deliverable brief which ultimately, ensured optimum project solution tailored specially for the client.

The project is realized through a series of simple intersecting and overlapping rectangular forms, with each ‘box’ offering a zone within the home. This creates private and shared spaces that flow into one another. This interior is warm and welcoming, but equally sophisticated. The interior is essentially a blank canvas that allows the family to add their personality to each individual space. These interior spaces can be opened up and connected or locked down for restricted, intimate use; the rooms cater for the variance of their day-to-day lives.

The Good House presents a blank canvas that can be beautiful and how a new home can reflect personality and mood and anticipate the stages of family life with remarkable design clarity. An effortless modern elegance has been created despite the cool austerity of the flat, elemental nature of the materials- timber, glass and stone. The abundance of natural light that penetrates deep into the spaces through banks of operable windows and huge sliding glass panels; create warm and welcoming interiors whilst also enabling the family to engage directly with the outside. The different forms of the house that intersect and overlap reflect the zones of the house; these spaces are all adaptive and different depending on the functionality, requirement or simply mood.”

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