A new two storey addition to the rear provides a new open plan kitchen/ dining/ living area at ground floor level with the children’s bedrooms, bathroom, and activity room at first floor level.
Two mature paperbark trees inspired the materials and colour pallet for the home.
The green of the gumleafs has been integrated in both interior and exterior colour schemes.
The creamy silver bark is reflected in the timber cladding of the new addition, with SiOO:X (a natural wood treatment) providing long life protection and a weathered silver/grey look.
The yellow tones of the original timber floorboards have been softened and lightened with a limewash finish and this flooring is repeated in the new addition at first floor level.
Juliette balconies to the first-floor bedrooms overlook the gardens below.
A north facing solar courtyard between the old and new structures provides good quality natural light and passive solar gain to the new living / dining area, acting as a sunny outdoor room in winter.
A second alfresco area to the south is protected by a motorised pergola, providing maximum flexibility for year-round enjoyment of this space.
Large, glazed sliding doors connect indoor and outdoor living areas and a glazed gallery walkway links the two buildings acting as a transition space between old and new.