vasse house

2020 – 2022

project cost | 250 – 500K

status | complete

photography | Leo Showell & JDA

set within a typical suburban housing estate, vasse house is a low-cost experiment in informal living. beyond its site, it is from it’s economic context that vasse house posits a brighter alternative.

with a budget of ~$260,000 (including GST, building contract late 2020), the house is comparable in cost to its volume-built neighbours. like them, it offers four bedrooms, a two-car garage, and a second living space. however, where others in these estates fill the width of their site, vasse house occupies less than half of it. where others ignore orientation to push living rooms and alfrescos to the rear—vasse house aligns to the north and opens to it, giving each room generous access to light, ventilation, and a view of a sprawling garden.

2023 AIA WA Architecture Awards People’s Choice Award winner

vasse house was featured in Paradise Journal Issue 02: