A series of exciting and joyful spaces are revealed
throughout this unique house, driven by a concept which
treasures the scale of the original 1960’s frontage.
This garden and pool area are filled with varied elements, gestures and connections, including an outdoor tree canopy room, external fireplaces and discreet kitchen connections. From the dramatic unveiling of the pool at the entry to the revealed living areas this project is an exploration of memorable volumes, natural materials and passive sustainable design which draw from and re-interpret the language of it’s original 1960’s heritage.
This concept conceals new additions from the street through the implementation of three progressively larger pieces or “steps” including the existing frontage, to a central larger living volume and a two storey bedroom section beyond, which combine to form a U shape around a central north facing garden. Direct and dappled light play throughout living spaces against textured surfaces and a central fireplace element which balances openness and defined spaces of personal scale.
Builder: Cosgrave Constructions
Landscape Designer: Candeo Design
Photography by Shannon McGrath