Roseleigh Project 2018

North Fitzroy VIC 3068
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Open House Style
    • Open House – No booking required
    • Open Hours
    • 10am – 4pm
    • Builder
    • Nick Lightfoot, Appetite for Construction
    • Designer
    • Di Mase Architects

This sustainable addition to a period brick home is carefully considered to be respectful of the original building, its immediate neighbours and its wider urban context. As much as possible of the original house was retained, with only the 1980s lean-to kitchen demolished to make way for the double-storey addition, which contains a new kitchen and bathroom/laundry downstairs and main bedroom with ensuite upstairs. The gabled roof is angled asymmetrically to avoid overshadowing the neighbours to the south, and the entire upper level is clad in zinc standing-seam cladding for its longevity, low maintenance requirement and fine, crisp detailing.

As the outside space on the block is to the front and side of the house and quite public, higher fences have been used to create a more private courtyard immediately outside the extension. Paved with brick reclaimed from the demolition, the courtyard will eventually feel even more secluded as the star jasmine planted along the fence grows up.

Designed by Di Mase Architects and built by Appetite for Construction.
Photography by Trevor Mein.

Article written by Anna Cumming and professional photos taken by Trevor Mein & Katya Menshikova – see more and read the full article from Sanctuary S44

To find out more about the NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) click here.

The house also achieved 7 stars with the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard. If you would like to find out more click here.


Years Open
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Split system airconditioner
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
      Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 2500L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle?
    • No
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Water wise plants
    • Healthy home features
    • Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Energy star rating:
    • 6 Stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3.78kW + SMA inverter
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bradford Gold high-performance ceiling batts to existing area and R5.0 Bradford Gold high-performance ceiling batts for extension roof
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0 and R5.0
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.0 and R2.5
    • House Size
    • 183m2
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
    • Roof
    • Other
    • Roof
    • elZinc slate standing seam
    • Wall Materials
    • Other
    • Wall Materials
    • elZinc slate standing seam
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors