Anghie House | B

Architect Sandy Anghie in collaboration with Matthew Crawford

Location: Dalkeith, Western Australia 

Builder: Mosman Bay Construction

Photographer: Dion Robeson

Status: Completed 2015

House | B was designed with House_A. Rather than typical mirrored dwellings on the adjacent lots, the two houses respond to their east and west sites and are distinguished in both plan and elevation. In particular, while the main living space is located at the rear for House A on the eastern site, it is located at the front for House B on the western site. This reversal of planning arrangements is reflected in the facades, with the solid and translucent horizontal banding hinting but not revealing what lies within.

House | B is planned around a central courtyard, ensuring northern light, a garden outlook and cross ventilation for all interior spaces. Each zone of the home is articulated by ceiling height, proportion and light, creating spatial variations throughout the home. The neutral palette of materials – stone, quartz, teak and polished plaster – create spaces that are modern but feel warm and welcoming, also providing an ideal backdrop for artworks, allowing the owner to add their own colour and personality.