The design is sequenced from old to new – the entry, bedrooms and bathrooms are positioned in the original home and the kitchen, dining, study and lounge are all situated in the new pavilion. The transition is marked by a large timber door and a strong shift in materiality. The existing home’s period details were preserved, while in the new design, plaster was minimised in favour of a robust palette of bagged brickwork, timber and steel that is contemporary, tactile and enduring.
The original home occupied a generous 17-metre wide site, which presented an opportunity to wrap the new addition around a central courtyard. As a result, the kitchen and living spaces enjoy privacy and beautiful views onto the garden and pool. Entering the new kitchen and dining space, the experience is remarkably light and airy, with full-height steel-framed glazing and clerestory windows infusing natural light into the highest reaches of the space. The interior material palette is continued externally, creating a sense of continuous flow into the courtyard beyond.
Quietly hidden behind the original, the new design embraces both contrast and restraint to create a timeless home.