We love to design houses, house extensions, schools, and other buildings in and around Melbourne where a creative, affordable and environmentally responsible approach is required.​ Solar, PV, grey water, LED lighting, earth building, recycled materials - we have lots of experience!      

 

 

© Simon and Freda Thornton Architects            24 Hanslope Avenue  Alphington VIC 3078          9486 3197  simonthornton@smartchat.net.au

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    Patten-Malouf House  LAKE GLENMAGGIE  

     For Sale!         Go to    http://www.heartproperty.com.au/property?property_id=38419

    This is the earlier of two houses which Freda has designed for the open grazing land to the north-east of Lake Glenmaggie, which is located in Gippsland to the south-east of Melbourne.

     

    The design allows for the use of recycled beams and mud brick within a lively and original conception of form and space.The relationship between internal Living and Dining areas and the shady outside eating terrace on the north, and the verandah on the west, is particularly successful and creates a gorgeous setting for enjoying meals, chatting with friends or dozing off on a lazy afternoon.

     

    The house has many environmentally sustainable technologies, such as a Clivus Multrum composing toilet and rainwater storage.

     

    One of Freda's joys in designing is to detail all the junctions of rafters, joists, beams, pergolas, decks, verandahs, canopies, railings, joinery, and even how the front door is put together! The result is a deeply convincing aesthetic integrity which gives pleasure regardless of whether it has just been finished, or has aged gracefully for years.