The design task was two fold, firstly to consolidate and reinstate the existing heritage parts of the home and secondly to create a new architectural language that would transform the rear and become the soul of the new indoor and outdoor living areas. Internally a generous kitchen larder disappears behind sliding timber wall and the remaining kitchen merges together with the dining and living areas to create a gesture of communal living. A truss across the rear balcony becomes a decorative structural element, repeating in a grape vine covered pergola that cantilevers over a deep swimming pool and BBQ area to provide dappled light to the table and the waters edge below.
The use of similar materials throughout the project, such as the timber detailing and Lagano granite paving helps to create the seamless transition from the indoor outdoor living areas. This detail is carried further into the outdoor space with Lagano again used by the pool for both the coping and a pool feature wall. The end result is a stunning home that perfectly integrates the old with the new and embraces Australia’s outdoor lifestyle.