Bushrise by Lume

Bushrise

LOCATION: Eltham

Designed as an extension to an Eltham 70’s mudbrick dwelling, this summer house utilises exposed spotted gum structural columns, blackbutt ceilings and galvanised sheet as cladding, in keeping with the Eltham community’s taste for building materials that signify Australianness. Yet, this is counter-balanced with a Modernist form that not only responds to the original dwelling, with its flat roof and deep verandahs, but is also reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses in the USA.

The owners, who have a passion for beautiful natural materials, have enhanced the character of the original mudbrick with their unique taste in furnishing. Over many more years, they will extend the spirit of their home to the summer house, giving it continuity and meaning. In this way, the entire dwelling will be brought to life in the 21st century whilst preserving and enhancing a distinctive part of Eltham’s cultural heritage

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