The location, which is hemmed in by buildings on three sides and faces a heavily-trafficked road and tram line to the east, presented a challenge for architect Delia Teschendorff, who was tasked with carving out a family sanctuary for a woman and her two daughters. The handmade brick exterior, which the client requested, lets the new home slip into the neighborhood's semi-industrial character.  Brick Houses from Around the World  by Matthew Keeshin from On a Busy Street in Melbourne, a Brick Home Fits Three Courtyard Retreats