Mullum Creek House


Mullum Creek House



Brief:  Family Home - 3 Bedroom + Study

Location: Mullum Creek, Melbourne

Climate:  Temperate

Architect:  Third Skin

Area:  275m2 + Garage


Mullum Creek is a new residential sub-division of an old orchard in Donvale. The development has a strong environmental focus with all houses having in reach a minimum 7.5 stars energy rating and have a minimum of 4kW of solar panels.

Our client is a builder with a keen interest in producing a highly insulated and sealed house approaching Passivhaus standards.  They selected Habitech for our proven thermal performance.

The house is entered between two simple boxes which define a strong circulation path through the building.  This path cranks to the north to maximise passive solar performance before terminating in a large east facing window which looks across Mullum Creek.  As you move along the circulation path the floor level steps down whilst the ceiling remains high, this opens up the rear of the house to the sky and garden.