Marcus Roberts Architect
Marcus Roberts Architect works from Benloch Studio, just outside of Lancefield, north of Mount Macedon. Projects range in scale from additions and remodeling of existing buildings, to individual homes with project values up to $2m. Current and recent projects are located in Melbourne, Ballarat, Yarra Valley, and Port Fairy. Melbourne projects have been mostly located in the inner city suburbs of Middle Park, Port Melbourne, St Kilda, Northcote, Abbotsford, and North Fitzroy.
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Port Fairy, 2009
Situated atop a dune overlooking the Southern Ocean on the Victorian SW coast, this project presented a number of design challenges, as well as some wonderful opportunities. The natural orientation of the site is towards the south, towards the view of the ocean. This is at odds with the need to capture winter sun into the living spaces for good passive solar efficiency. And while the ocean view is always beautiful, the cool wind often makes sitting outside uncomfortable. The solution to both the
Middle Park, 2007
This project consists of additions and renovations to an Edwardian house. The rear of the house has been demolished and living spaces, garage, loft master bedroom, and outdoor living spaces have been added. The new additions are light filled open spaces, with clerestory windows making maximum use of the sites orientation. The existing house has been extensively upgraded with new bathrooms, built in-robes, hydronic heating, and new lighting and electrical systems. The theme of this project is to provide a complementary but contrasting addition to a house in a heritage street using a contemporary architectural language.
Walters Lane House
Yarra Valley, 2011
A large family country home with views of the Yarra Valley hills. Because of its hilltop position the house footprint is highly articulated to create numerous sheltered pockets of external space to provide protection from strong winds from any direction.