From the street, externally the house remains unchanged, a west facing, dual fronted Californian bungalow behind a picket fence.
The rear of the house has been replaced with an extension of glass, concrete, stone and timber comprising new kitchen, sunken living, dining and laundry areas underneath a folding roof and ceiling line.
The interior is tied together by a continuous joinery thread, evident throughout the house from an entry hall book tunnel which conceals a drop down roof access ladder, forking out into a kitchen, laundry, study & cat room, scullery and sunken lounge.
This project is informed by: Memory, adjacency, stone, layering, transparency, light, garden, concrete, book tunnel, painting, sculpture, found object, taxidermy, thoroughbred, weathered timber, height, volume, cats, work and play, privacy, pizza oven, landscape, igloo.
Photos by Statkus Architecture