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Elwood Townhouse / InForm

  • 17:00 - 7 April, 2016
Elwood Townhouse / InForm
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 21

  • Interior Designer

    Kanako Nakanishi
  • Styling

    Heather Nette King
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

Text description provided by the architects. A concrete party wall extends the entire length of the townhouse, separating it from its neighbour (it is one in a row of three) and visually connecting the front entry to the rear courtyard garden.

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

On the ground floor the study, kitchen and living areas flow around a glazed central courtyard, which with an adjacent crafted timber stair provides a central light source and focus to the long lineal space.

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
Plan
Plan
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

A small den provides a quiet retreat and addresses the front deck and garden. The upper floor includes two luxuriously appointed bedrooms and a yoga studio, Yoga Lane, sits above the carport beyond the rear courtyard.

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

A long black timber balustrade off the front bedrooms hovers over the entry porches of all three townhouses and forms a unifying element for the building. It is capped with a steel framed pergola that once vine covered will soften the architecture and relate it to the leafy tree lined streetscape.

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

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Cite: "Elwood Townhouse / InForm" 07 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785097/elwood-townhouse-inform/> ISSN 0719-8884