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April 23, 2022

Evelyn is an Australian inspired house designed with a family-first philosophy. Crafted by Myers Ellyett Architects, the single-level home stands as the respectful reimagination of a 1911 cottage.

Situated in the Brisbane suburb of Paddington, Evelyn offers a tranquil retreat from the hectic nature of inner-city living. Originally a 1911 cottage, the Australian inspired house pays homage to its history with features such as timber materiality and additional gable roofs, which nod towards design methods of the past.

As an Australian inspired house, Evelyn engages with the surrounding natural environment. Glassless shutters catch the breeze as it brushes the side of the house whilst sliding panels in the bedrooms open the home to the external greenery. A house tour of the property reveals the home to be organised around a central lawn where children can play, speaking to the importance of family life as stipulated in the design brief.

Raising the standard of a successful Australian inspired house, the interior design of Evelyn also draws upon the colours of the outdoors. Green terrazzo is used in the bathrooms, wrapping the spaces to create the impression of being immersed in the garden. Throughout the house, simple materials and colours are employed to establish a sense of serenity.

Designed to reflect the clients’ lifestyle, Myers Ellyett Architect creates an Australian inspired house that has family life and relaxation at its core. In both interior design and architecture, Evelyn stays true to the vision of family life that was initially shared by both architects and clients.

00:00 - Introduction to the Australian Inspired House
00:51 - Entering the House
01:30 - Responding to the Environment
02:05 - Creating an Inner-City Retreat
02:44 - Joinery and Lighting in the House
03:37 - Features of the House
04:20 - The Arch Motif
04:54 - Making the Backyard the Centrepiece
05:56 - Designing for Lifestyle

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Photography by Dianna Snape.
Architecture and Interior Design by Myers Ellyett Architects.
Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co.
Production by The Local Project.

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