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Humble House by R Architecture


Situated in the leafy outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Humble House is the second home R Architecture designed for Nimisha Nimkar and her husband.

With their adult children moving away from home, the pair sought a smaller dwelling to suit a new empty nest lifestyle, while still containing inviting spaces to accommodate and entertain their friends.

Having an understanding of how the clients liked to live and use space from working on their first project, we created Humble House, offering all the amenities of their previous house on a floor plan half the size. This new home is materially and formally simple, featuring internal courtyards that support a connection to cultural heritage – echoing the form of traditional Indian homes – and their love of indoor / outdoor living. 

Overlooking a distant reserve, a sloped site lends elevated views to Humble House’s leafy surrounds. Its intentionally unobtrusive form is segmented into distinct pavilions, to maximise natural daylight and cro…

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