Piotto/Voss house

Gorse Ave, Hawthorndene.


Emilis Prelgauskas - design elements

The Piotto/Voss family began with a stone cottage with numerous past accretions, with much in disrepair. A single renovation project would have both dislocated the family and involved a large capital cost against a property at that point of modest capital value. Instead the work was undertaken in numerous small stages, thereby during the process regaining the optimum property value.

From that enhanced capital worth, this final stage of a new family/kitchen area was achievable. The scheme includes angled eave north frontage achieving high level passive energy efficiency, and the water garden integrating reed bed, flow forms and polishing pond.

Emilis Prelgauskas - design elements