Award Winning Project, BDAV best renovation under $100,000.
Fundamental to our client’s brief was to address the parents’ need for privacy, demanding the need for an en-suite and walk in robe, whilst family growth begged for a more functional and open planned kitchen, meals and family area which would “open up” the home’s main living area to create an uncluttered and free-flowing movement during the peak of family function and entertaining. A further requirement was the provision of an additional children’s bedroom to the upper floor.
It was crucial for the addition to enhance and complete the home’s Federation architecture when viewed from any perspective. A detailed re-assessment of outdoor living habits; combined with our client’s request for a swimming pool, highlighted the need design an outdoor living space which integrated itself positively with the rest of the home; whilst maintaining good visual connection with the home’s most frequented living zones.
A fundamental approach to any heritage design is to understand and appreciate the many different aspects of a period home including scale, form, geometry, construction techniques and materials just to name a few. It is crucial that a design to a heritage building does not simply mimic materials of the existing building alone, but takes an involved an in depth analysis of an existing home’s defining elements before design; and to continue to relate the design back to the existing home throughout the design process.