The Storehouse



The brief tried to answer 'How can we live with our loved ones as well as our most treasured possessions under the same roof'? The Storehouse looks to blend a typical residential home with a storage shed on a small block of land.

Challenges & Solutions

The owner required to store many vehicles and equipment that were housed in off site storage sheds. This was an expensive situation but selling any of the items was not an option. So the idea was to look at how we could store them in a newly built residence. Not only was storage the issue but how would it look and blend? The other issue was the fact that the newly purchased block that sat above an adjacent highway, shared a Right of Way with a doctors surgery and was only 628m2. What were the solutions? In order for both storage of vehicles/equipment and residence to work together we needed space. This meant that we had to maximise the building envelope and also excavate into the slope of the site. This enabled a 20 x 9m storage shed to be built to the side and under the rest of the house. The shape of the building envelope also created a unique form that we used to tame the massing an industrial feel. The site also had a substantial fall that we used to hide the size and height of the building.


Adbri architectural brick in steel. HVG Facades Mondoclad in Anthracite. Colorbond Trimdek roof sheeting in Monument. Mortlock Blackbutt timber soffit. Cemintel Barestone internal wall cladding.


“Trying to fit everything we wanted on a small residential allotment was challenging. Starbox worked proactively to discover solutions to comply with planning and building regulations while consecutively ticking off the must-haves in our current lifestyle. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome we achieved in partnership on this journey.”

Lyndon Stott - Owner

Starbox Architecture

16 rooke Street Devonport TAS 7310

Phone: 03 6424 7736

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