With views spanning 180 degrees, Mitcham Abode is a premium realisation of a design which comes alive in its surroundings. This new build is a balance of solidity and robustness, coupled with the homeliness and warmth of the mid-century influence of the internal spaces.
Working with the natural slope of the land, the rational design sees a series of rectangular and square boxes, edged with thickset cantilevering concrete and wrapped in iron-ash hardwood. The geometrical design capitalises on the views, with extensive north-facing floor to ceiling fenestration framing Adelaide’s skyline.
Nestled into the side of a steep slope, the house is aptly grounded by a sandstone stonewall, all of which was salvaged from the original mid-century home. The bagged brick wall, complete with its ‘hit and miss’ detailing is an expressive connection to the mid-century style which predominates the Mitcham and Belair suburbs.
Every opportunity to add richness via materiality is undertaken. Finely crafted natural sustainable veneers, stone and brick provide texture, weight, and longevity, creating a hard-working home, designed for family life.
“It’s a wonderfully expressed home, contemporary but warm, hard-working but sophisticated, it has an unique earthiness and wholesomeness which makes you feel content from the minute you step inside” Lead Architect, Don Iannicelli.
Designed and built by Glasshouse projects, this striking home won the 2022 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards, contract home, $1-2million.
Photography by Aaron Citti & Long Shot Images
Life is about relationships. A space is no different- we aim to translate your vision, creating a tailored, sustainable and functional environment for you to relate to those around you- whether it be your family, your colleagues, your staff or your customers.
Based in Adelaide, Glasshouse offers architectural design services for bespoke homes, renovations commercial and retail spaces. Our studio was founded to counteract the limitations of traditional design and construction methods, and unlike traditional architecture practices, Glasshouse offers a complete construction service, allowing clients to work with one person from concept to creation.
Due to our significant and award-winning construction experience, we have a record for being able to translate sophisticated design into reality- within budget and to the standard you expect, and that we are continually proud of. This truly client centric ethos ensures a process that is fluid and flexible, ultimately ensuring design integrity.
We are widely recognised in the industry for a commitment to quality and craftsmanship, in fact, four of our projects have won the coveted Master Builders Building Excellence Awards (SA).