A project done in conjunction with another designer – Annelise Spurgeon. See Staff Profiles.
1930’s brick executive residence that had poor garaging, small kitchen, and underutilised outdoor area. The site is very steep, falling 6 metres from rear to street. Owners were keen to obtain a much better living zone, garage and pool, linked by an outdoor zone. A very modern and contemporary addition has been placed behind the lovely original house, fully concealed from the street so its charm has been maintained. The new area is a generous open plan living area, with huge doors opening onto a court, barbeque area and pool. Even though on the south, the highlight windows and super high ceilings create a friendly and light filled space for family living. The property always enjoyed breezes across the east and west, and the louvered highlight windows maintain beautiful air flow. Some sections of the original house have also been renovated to now include a master suite, large butler’s pantry and character study. A full two car garage sits right at rear, level with the buildings for easy access into utility area and kitchen. The ceiling joists to the new building double as floor joists to allow for stage two future construction of new master suite and retreat.
Owners have reported how comfortable their house has become, with hardly any need for air-con. “Thanks so much for a design that keeps on giving.”
Entered into BDAQ 2016 + 2017
Design – Annelise + Peter
Documentation – Annelise
Surveyor – Michael Jolly
Structural Engineer – AD Structure
Hydraulics Designer – BSHD
Certifier – Catalyst
Quantity Surveyor – Hunter Construction Mgemnt
Builder – Andrew Kirby, Action Build
Photos – Jose Figlioli