UNION STREET RESIDENCE
Saturday 10th November: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11th November: 10am - 5pm
13 Union street, North Perth. 6006
Architect Joe Chindarsi’s own home, this property was subdivided from a small block in North Perth. Situated in an area built predominantly in the 1920’s, the new lot was compact at 207sqm, another example of the move towards higher density living in Perth. The architect and his partner wanted the home to reflect the role of design and art in their lives; a house that wasn’t just a beautiful place to live, but an expression of home as art.
The choice of materials was very important, as were the home’s sustainability credentials. Heavy concrete, granite and face-brick, with their own industrial beauty, form the bones of the structure, contrasting with Deco-style crystalline white marble, solid timber, glass and brass elements. The result is a stunning home which is – just like art – beautiful, thought-provoking and deeply personal. The architect’s investment in sustainable technologies as part of the build also earned the home an 8.5 NatHERS rating; the house is completely self-sufficient for energy and collects a substantial portion of its own water requirements.