Warren Residence

Rennovation and Addition to an Australian Homestead.

The new design had to increase functionality and usability of the original older style home by creating open shared spaces whilst still being respectful to the original detailing and character of the facades. To take advantage of the site's orientation, maximising opportunities for northern light, and to monopolise on water views. Open plan living areas and a generous galley style kitchen where introduced for maximum flow. The master bedroom and dining room extend outwards from existing building footprint in order to capitalise on water views to the south. A large north facing deck was added to increase usable outdoor living space. Award Worthiness Statements: The new design allows for the increased flow and connectivity desired by modern living. The airy, light filled extension is a clear divergence from the character of the original dwelling but elements in detailing marry the two sections seamlessly. All rooms gained a water view with the fanlike design. The design elegantly balances the juxtaposition of old and new, light and dark, private and open spaces, thereby maintaining a character filled Australian homestead style home and offering functionality for modern living. Two wings now 'burst' forth from the original box home closely respecting its heritage and origins.