Brief: To breath new life into a federation style two storey terrace house in Redfern, for a client who loves their tea and sitting in the sun in close proximity to the garden. Creation of a new rear addition containing a new bathroom, kitchen, dining and living, and an attic conversion that can accommodate noisey guests when they come and stay in a self-contained and suitably acoustically isolated space.
Challenges: Working with the many quirks of a house of this age and its confused history of numerous renovations over the years. Trying to piece together the original logic before re-thinking how it might be re-imagined into a contemporary light and delightful home.
Solutions: A low-lying pavilion to the rear with a floating skillion roof that drinks in the northern light and generous canopy views. Sliding doors open the living and dining to the garden thanks to a cantilevered roof and post-free threshold.
Highlights: Working with a narrow and tight site to create a sense of tranquil retreat and breathing room, an escape from the urban jungle and from noisy guests!