The inner north has been our home for 15 years and we were keen to develop a design that sat gently and respectfully within the neighbourhood that we have grown to love.
It was important to us that the original ex-govie was still visible within the context of the new work, providing a visual connection to the other ex-govies that march up and down many streets in the area.
We were looking for a design solution to our cramped and busy lives. The design challenge as we saw it was to create a light-filled addition on the south side of the house and to improve the functionality of the kitchen/dining area.
It was essential that the final design facilitated an interaction with the garden wherever possible. Our garden is an integral part of our lives and forms many more ‘rooms’, which are inhabited daily by children and adults alike.
The second living area, or ‘sunny room’ as our children have christened it, is testimony to amenity that clever design can bring. A relatively minor extension to the floorplate has completely transformed the feel and use of this room. It gets most votes for ‘favourite room’.