Christopher Elliott Design

Princes Hill

Princes Hill, VIC, Australia

James Lyall Smith

Project Type
  • Residential
Location
  • Princes Hill, VIC, Australia
Area
  • 430m2
Project Year
  • 2017
Photographer
  • Jack Lovel
Project Team
  • Christopher Elliott
  • Sarah Chesterfield
  • Will Harrington
Builder
  • Concept Build
Interior Architects
Landscape Architect
  • Jack Merlo

Courage to pursue exciting new horizons through contemporary design is the true hallmark of this residential project by Christopher Elliott Design.

Often working within the parameters of a heritage listed Victorian house can lead to an overly conservative approach that limits creativity and results in a less than grandiose final design. Therefore it was a welcomed surprise to Christopher Elliott and his team when they discovered a client courageous enough to implement the progressive contemporary design that they had first envisioned.

The client was knowledgeable in both heritage and contemporary architecture allowing the design team to seamlessly blend the two disciplines with a distinctively Nordic inspired European approach – a region that is architecturally famed for celebrating the glory of the past in a more restrained modern context. The harmonious junction of the black steel glazing, against the sharp, clean architectural lines of the building exemplifies this beautifully.

Courage to pursue exciting new horizons through contemporary design is the true hallmark of this residential project by Christopher Elliott Design.

The Christopher Elliott Design team employed their trademark ability to think outside the box in order to overcome the numerous challenges associated with working with Victorian Heritage architecture. The powder room was relocated, in the process making better use of a narrow area between the existing property and the boundary.

The design team discovered a client courageous enough to implement the progressive contemporary design that they had first envisioned.

When it came to creating a design language that could transition between the original rooms of the house and the new extension, Christopher Elliott and his team sought to highlight the best of the period features and use materiality to harmonise the spaces.

The harmonious junction of the black steel glazing, against the sharp, clean architectural lines of the building exemplify the contemporary design beautifully.

Essentially the final design for the Princes Hill project required a contemporary approach and a level of understated elegance that employed the old adage that less is ultimately more.

Christopher Elliott and his team sought to highlight the best of the period features and use materiality to harmonise the spaces.

The Princes Hill project exemplifies the old adage that less is ultimately more.

Jack Lovel

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