From the very first meeting with our clients, it was clear it was integral that their new home, Lake Wendouree House, was to incorporate environmentally sustainable design principles – specifically Passive House (Passiv Haus) standards. This was a tree change of sorts for this young family 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 and work. For the Lake Wendouree House we worked in close collaboration with the client and specialist Passive House builder to ensure the architectural vision met the brief on various levels. Another important feature of this project was how the house connected to the garden, from the large south facing picture window catching vistas of Lake Wendouree beyond, the west facing side courtyard with built in bench seat for soaking up the sun, to the double height glazing facing north from the kitchen and dining room, framing views to an gracious 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.