Laughlin Ave, NUNAWADING
CLIENT: Housing Choices Australia
On Friday 12th of September 2014, the Hon, Heidi Victoria MLA, Minister of the Arts, Minister for Women’s Affairs and Minister for Consumer Affairs, launched the Laughlin Avenue unit accommodations in Nunawading; the latest accommodations in Housing Choices Australia Projects for people with disabilities living independently.
While turning an existing five-bedroom house into 4 independent units is not a typical request, it was one that held incredible potential for the CMSArchitect team. The external brick shell of the two existing units was to remain intact, with most of the changes and constructions taking place internally, adding another level of complexity to the project.
The warmth of timber decks located at the entrance of the two rear units creates an inviting entry. Deliberately elevated and positioned to north, the decks provide a cosy space with easy access to the living room and kitchen to assist those with mobility needs. The front units are well designed with well proportioned spaces, and north-facing skylights , illuminating the finely designed kitchen area beneath.
The true pleasure for Chris Shields and his team at the conclusion of this project, is seeing how happy the residents are with their new homes.