Manteena Newdegate Street, Deakin

Manteena Residential
Chalk Studio (Instagram chalk_studio)
Collins Pennington Architects
Interior Design
Collins Pennington Architects
With form-poured concrete and dark-zinc cladding on the street face, and thermal attributes in the north-oriented, wide and open rear living, there are few applied finishes. Rather, honest materiality enables the house to age graciously.

This house also displays the immaculate detailing and workmanship of a design that resulted from constant and responsive interaction between the clients and Collins Pennington. A layout that puts a guest bedroom on the lower level, and the family bedrooms upstairs – with the master suite cantilevering over the rear ground floor –  it has chic, clean-lined interiors.

For all of its solidity, however, this handsome home, has astonishing degrees of natural light. Its energy-efficient features are another revelation. The concrete wall beside the stairwell’s Blackbutt tread has embedded hydronic heating. Beneath engineered oak flooring is slab heating. And with high-level insulation and reverse brick veneer walls, that gather in the sun’s warmth during the day and release it at night, this house perennially performs for comfort.

Contact Us