Dream House Designed From Brick, Stone and Timber (House Tour)



Through warm and inviting additions, Northside House becomes a dream house for the clients of Wellard Architects. In partnership with Artedomus, Wellard Architects have carefully considered the owners’ personalities with the selection of colours, tones and materials. Located on a corner site of Clifton Hill, Northside House is an existing heritage home that once housed an Italian plasterer and showrooms. However, with carefully considered alterations and additions, the dream house becomes a space for private family dwelling that also opens to the surrounding community.

From the front of the Federation-era home, the house tour leads guests past the principal bedrooms and bathrooms of the original home. Wellard Architect’s alterations and additions become evident with the double-height hallway that marks the transition between the old and new. Located upstairs is a lounge and study, which offer a warm and light-filled retreat where one can find some privacy in a busy household. On the ground floor, the living and dining spaces have been subtly zoned so no space feels too cavernous. From the blonde timber walls and ceiling to the terrazzo flooring, the dream house encompasses a natural form of living.

Desiring a cosy interior, the clients and Wellard Architects worked closely in the selection of decor, furniture, finishes and fixtures for the interior space. During these project development stages, Artedomus was approached for its robust materials that would fit the brief of a busy family’s dream house. In the ensuite bathroom, porcelain tiles from Portugal infuse warm tones, while the vanity and basins use Travertine Zena and INAX tiles to establish calmness throughout. Additionally, the main bathroom uses Verde Bardini granite and Fiandre Maximum porcelain tiles which meld with the selected Agape Vieques steel bath that sits sculpturally in the centre of the bathroom.

Flowing throughout the rest of the dream house, Artedomus products can also be appreciated in the generously-sized kitchen, where Nerofino Brushed Quartz has been employed for the splashback. Alongside the creation of a cosy atmosphere, the kitchen further instils the clients desire to have a home that can be used for entertaining – with space for intimate family cooking or a gathering of friends and neighbours. Opening up to the back garden courtyard, the orange-bricked façade of the garage seamlessly balances the terracotta shingles of the dream home and merges the heritage home with the modern additions.

00:00 – Introduction to Dream House
00:39 – An Alterations and Additions Project
00:51 – The History Behind Northside House
01:10 – Layout of the Dream House
02:01 – The Overarching Theme of Compression and Release
02:50 – Joining Forces with Artedomus
03:17 – The Main Materials Utilised Throughout The Home
05:02 – Artedomus’ Involvement
05:37 – The Architect’s and Artedomus’ Favourite Aspects
06:13 – Proud Moments from the Architect’s

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Photography by Derek Swalwell.
Architecture and Interior Design by Wellard Architects.
Build by Prolifica Building Co.
Landscape by Florian Wild.
Structural Engineering by Clive Steele Partners.
Joinery by Seytim.
Tiles, Stone and Bathware by Artedomus.
Filmed and Edited by O&Co. Homes.
Production by The Local Project.

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