The design brief was to provide an interesting and invigorating master bedroom retreat that takes advantage of the site while retaining the streetscape, liveability and local significance of the existing pre-1946 multi-gabled house.
An additional storey was created, cut into the roof space and set back, so as to preserve all four original gables and ridgeline to the main house. The extension, oriented toward views to the north and south, contains a master bedroom, ensuite, sitting room or studio space and outdoor areas. Access is created by a plywood stair that circulates around a new central light well which features an internal garden and acts as a thermal flue. A sleeping loft, accessible by its own alternating tread stair, shares the light well.
The use of traditional materials in a modern form enhances the original features. Modern components complement the original qualities of the home, delivering celebrated aspects of Queensland housing, including outdoor living spaces, good cross-ventilation, passive cooling techniques and lightweight construction methods. The large amount of glazing maximizes the therapeutic benefits of natural light. The outcome has exceeded the owners’ expectations for a new living environment and experience.
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