Nestled in the heart of North Adelaide, the site for the Archer Street Residence proved to be a challenge in meeting the client's brief for a modern residence with ample parking on a restricted site. Furthermore, the site is located in a Heritage Zone and located adjacent to state heritage-listed dwellings of a much smaller scale.
The Client approached Greenway after 3 unsuccessful attempts for planning approval with the Adelaide City Council. After considering the surrounding environs and liaising with heritage consultants within the Council, Greenway redesigned the residence to compliment and pay homage to the adjacent heritage listed dwellings through careful use of materials and scale, while maintaining clean lines and proportion. Greenway's Planning Approval was granted within a matter of 3 months after the client's long 3 year battle.
With sustainable design in mind, the dwelling incorporates separate garaging, a cellar, 2 living areas facing north, and 3 bedrooms which all feature access to outdoor living via a sweeping balcony and verandas. The material palate is restrained yet provides warmth; feature sandstone and painted render compliment the surrounding homes, with extensive use of western red cedar to eaves lining, screens and window frames.