A modern extension to a classic weatherboard home. The brief was to convert the double-fronted weatherboard into a fun, energetic home with more space and lots of colour.
The Traditional Custodians of this land
Gross Floor Area
Transitioning from heritage façade to modern oasis
The renovation extended the existing home to include 4 bedrooms, a study and open-plan living area. The facade of the home was retained and a two-story extension added, based on the form of a contemporary shipping container. The rear living area, connected closely to the lush green garden, creates a separate external living area with an abundance of natural light.
“We strive for an honest expression of construction where we like to show how things go together.”
– Justin Northrop, Director
High rear windows are shielded by fixed louvres that continue the rhythm of the weatherboards. Paying respect to the original facade and surrounding streetscape was crucial, with only a touch of metal cladding visible from the street. The project was done in collaboration with interior designers Doherty Design Studio.
Complimentary design language
Standing seam metal cladding
Maximising space with floor to ceiling sliding glass sliding doors concealed into wall cavity
Timber weatherboard and louvers