This two storey brick veneer dwelling was privately constructed 17 years ago as part of the Harcourt Hill estate. Whilst the original dwelling was generously sized, its formally laid out living spaces were underutilised, the kitchen was disproportionately small, the family room compromised by circulation pathways and with only a token relationship to the panoramic vista of the golf course and associated wetlands. The original client brief sort to address these shortcomings and included the requirement for an alfresco kitchen serving a garden room with sufficient space for a large spa tub.
Our design integrated these potentially disparate elements to create a light and airy high roofed garden room open to a generous “his and hers” kitchen. A bank of operable shutters forms a permeable screen, providing spatial separation from and allowing daytime TV viewing in the original lounge room. Stacking sliding doors and concealed retractable screen open to the new deep roofed patio which frames the golf course. Openable highlight windows allow natural ventilation. Access to the new spa (and sauna) room is via a translucent glass door with dual access from the kitchen and rear garden. Double translucent glass doors to the existing rumpus room complete the integration between new and old parts of the home.
Plans (before and after)