Smith Street is a contemporary, small footprint family home. The design reconfigures the typical suburban house as a multi-generational home, allowing an extended family to live comfortably and yet autonomously on the site. It provides a timely alternative to current housing stock, imagining a home that is modest, flexible and high in amenity.
To accommodate this approach, the block is loosely subdivided, with an L-shaped, four-person house sited towards the street, and a granny flat behind. The granny flat is easily adaptable, and could be rented for income or inhabited by a member of the family as a home office, studio or self-contained unit.