The original house was typical of its era, having a series of small isolated spaces with insufficient natural light. The spaces at the rear of the house were poor add-ons, and the main landscape space had no connection with the house.
The design sought to provide a new open living space, with generous connection to the outdoor space, and access to ample sunlight. The landscaping provided a sense of space that previously did not exist at all.
The original cottage detailing was respected in the external form of the additions, with painted lining boards and exposed rafters. The interior of the new living space was given a more contemporary and streamlined feel with a slight industrial touch. A cohesive colour palette inspired by the original façade red bricks was woven through the house to unify the spaces.
Redesigned spaces to bring the natural light in
Soft industrial style
Polished concrete, marble mosaic tiles, refinished hardwood
Original cottage detailing
Respected in the exterior lining boards and exposed rafters
Provided a new sense of space and connection to the house