Neil Fletcher Design

Neil Fletcher Design
  • Address: 247–248 Nepean Highway, Edithvale
  • Phone: (03) 9772 9533

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

A TRADITIONAL-STYLE MASTERPIECE

Uniting magnificent architectural features with the practical needs of the clients, this home encompasses a range of stunning visual elements associated with the finest Tuscan villas. With a brief to create a contemporary interpretation of a Tuscan-style home, the project, designed by Neil Fletcher Design, is complete with a period-style kitchen, two-storey rendered façade and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Situated on an elevated, sloping site, the home boasts enviable front and rear street presence. The nature of the site has allowed for a traditional two-storey façade facing the formal entry, while enabling the rear of the dwelling to open up into three luxurious levels overlooking the beautiful landscaped gardens and surrounding bay views. Timber casement windows, the low-pitched tiled roof, expansive balcony with protective veranda and large picture window that offers views across Port Phillip Bay further enhance the sense of luxury.

Despite the focus on achieving such a detailed and specific aesthetic, functionality has in no way been compromised. The home includes a basement garage, home office and guest rooms for visiting family members, as stipulated by the brief, and features quality finishes throughout.

Situated on a 1224m² site, the building footprint is relatively small; spanning approximately 270m². This has allowed for extensive landscaping and ensures the home does not overwhelm the site.

Environmental features were also incorporated into the property, with the inclusion of extensive rainwater tanks and large northern and westerly windows to encourage solar penetration in the winter months.

Neil Fletcher Design specialises in the design of quality custom homes of all sizes, and also provides contract administration for builder tendering and administration of the construction procedure, which effectively streamlines the designing/building process for clients. Established by Neil Fletcher in 1999, homes by Neil Fletcher Design can be found throughout Melbourne. The company was recently awarded the 2012 Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV ) award for Residential Design – Multi-Residential Over Six Dwellings for an apartment building consisting of ten apartments. In addition to designing new homes and apartment projects, Neil Fletcher Design designs alterations and additions to quality and period-style homes.