Caulfield House

Caulfield, Victoria

A double heigh gallery and central courtyard flood the interior of this bold new house with natural light. 

Located in Caulfield, Melbourne, the brief was to design a bold and efficient new family house which had the flexibility to accommodate varying numbers of family, visitors and guests. The resulting house strives for a balance between street presence and harmony with its surrounding buildings, engaging passers by through its sculptural form and teasing glimpses which invite curiosity, whilst preserving privacy within.

Bower provided creativity, both externally and internally, to realise the dream we had for our house. Bower’s professional staff listened to our needs and were diligent in making sure even the smallest details were considered in the design.

Julia, Client, Caulfield House

Natural light, winter sun and passive cross ventilation is bought into and through these areas by a central gallery and louvered clerestory which run along the central spine of the house. The house continually balances and reveals itself along the journey through its spaces, using the play of natural light, openness, variation in volume, clarity of form and use of sustainable, refined and raw materials. 

Bower remained incredibly responsive from design conception all the way through to construction and beyond. Our project would not have been the same success without Bower’s expertise and consideration. We have only the highest praise for the team at Bower Architecture.

Julia, Client, Caulfield House

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