From the very first meeting with our clients, it was clear it was integral that their new home, Lake Wendouree House, was to incorporate Passive House (Passiv Haus) principles. This was a tree change of sorts for our clients who after many years spent in Melbourne’s inner East decided to return to their home town and with it a different philosophy on how they wanted to live with their young family. For the Lake Wendouree House We worked in close collaboration with the client and specialist passive house builder to ensure the architectural outcome met the brief on various levels. Another important feature of this project was how the house connected to the garden, from the large west facing picture window catching vistas of Lake Wendouree beyond, the north facing side courtyard with built in benchseat for soaking up the sun, to the double height glazing facing east from the kitchen and dining room in order to frame views to an beautiful old pear tree in the rear yard.
A detailed proposal from the start outlined workflow, stages, outputs and costs and all was delivered exactly as communicated and consistently at all times. I’m incredibly appreciative of Peita’s talent, design skills and quality of project input, management and support throughout the build.