When I came across the work of Nest Architects I was instantly reminded of where I had seen the George St Residence ‘Boston Villa’, it was featured in InsideOut magazine. From the street this unassuming home looks fairly small or maybe even odd but if you were to catch a glimpse from the side or the back it would tell a different story. The owners have amazing taste in art and have done a killer job on their choice of furniture and decor. I couldn’t imagine what it took to make this once abandoned structure into the stunning home it is today.
The house was abandoned for years and became a squat before it was set on fire half way through the design phase of the project. Both clients have a strong sense of their own style so it was an easy process to guide them through the design phase, which turned out to be a great collaborative process. Basically, we tore the house apart to let light and air into rooms that otherwise would have been very dark which created a number of courtyards. The large timber façade was a result of trying to create a really flat that relied on composition and materiality as opposed to articulation.
Photographs by Jesse Marlow Photography ©