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Which is one of the reasons it is always great to have the opportunity to see inside an architect owned and designed home. They have the ideas, the vision, and have built something around their lifestyles.
On Sunday 27 July 2014 you have the opportunity to step inside an architect's home. Perhaps you will come away with some ideas that might help you transform your own home.
At Home with the Architect is a program run by AAA. I haven't done any of their At Home events, that they seem to run yearly but I have done one of their walking tours around Castlecrag and that was lead by an architect and most informative.
The coming house open for you to have a look through is owned by architects Linley Hindmarsh and Tim Greer who run a small practice, Greer Hindmarsh Architects.
They design new houses, do alterations and additions as well as small commercial projects. Linley also work independently in architecture and planning services while Tim is Director of the multi-award winning Sydney firm Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.
Linley and Tim's design for their own home is in keeping with a recent description by Linley on her approach to architecture: "I don't see the notion of Architecture as necessarily being confined to brand new individual works of iconic strength and beauty. Rather, I'm interested in the subversion of any kind of 'worn' building into something freshly contemporary and unusual..."
Interior of the residence of Tim Greer and Linley Hindmarsh Source: Image from Tim Greer
Which sounds a promising start to this viewing.
You can, if their other designs are anything to go on expect "clean lines, comfort, warmth and sophistication," the use of natural materials and features that help to avoid wastage and the need for future heavy maintenance.
The house is in Newton and I can't give you any other information as this is forwarded to ticket holders only a few days before the event.
The cost is $30 (early bird) / $40 (public) / $25 (AAA members) and the house is open from 11am-1pm
Numbers are limited so you might want to book soon. To book your place on the self drive tour click here.