Lesmurdie Residence

Nestled into a rocky and steep site in Lesmurdie with 180 degree views off the Perth flood plain, this premium family home spans three levels as the building steps up the hill. Due to the need to elevate a pool on a second level, the bottom two levels are predominantly masonry construction with the very top level being heavily insulated, light-weight timber framing.

From the very inception the clients’ wishes were to capture and enjoy a maximum amount of views, and as such extensive glazing placing the view with automated shade blinds have been used to achieve this whilst shielding the internal spaces on a late summer’s afternoon.

To fit this structure and number of levels within the height restrictions, roof top gardens and parapet walls have been employed not only to limit height but also to achieve deep eaves overhangs to also assist in shading in the western direction.