Presenting as an elevated flat fronted 3 storey home, the project was always going to present its challenges in terms of proportion management and overall building scale. Our approach was to look at mediating the scale of the building to the street through the introduction of a new single storey double carport and covered courtyard area. This reduced the perceived scale from the street and better balanced the overall mass of the home.
The presentation to the rear and internally was not as strongly guided by the character of the existing dwelling as the street frontage quite deliberately was. A mixture of modern balanced forms creates the aesthetic for the rear of the home that also looks to manage the impact of the elements from this direction.
Internally the fitout is crisp and classic, creating a series of spaces that are well zoned, comfortable and bold in texture and material use.