The owners liked dark tones which at the time was very rare in their south coast suburb, ‘white was the norm’, so the mixture of black cladding and timber attracted a lot of attention during construction.
Wanting to keep the character of the old home keeping the detailed ornate ceilings whilst also making it comfortable and to modern standards, this beautiful extension added a sense of luxury and high-end Industrial NYC quality to a busy family home. The owners loved high ceilings and an open space feel, the design brief was NY loft after they had spent some time traveling.
The owners wanted something different to what was being done locally.
This site was in a high flood risk area, to accommodate the new council requirements we designed the extension to be elevated to satisfy the condition of consent whilst keeping it architecturally pleasing on a flat site.
Working with our designer we decided the raise the rear extension four steps making the house comply the min flood requirements, this allowed for a split-level design which gave a clear definition from the existing home to the new.
We also tweaked the design to allow it to be a complying development consent which allowed us to start the project a lot faster than normal DA process which was perfect timing as they had a baby due in 6 months.
The owners are thrilled with the end result, the split-level design is a true feature when you walk in the entry to the home, they love the ultra-high six-meter ceilings in the living areas and the loft area which acts as a guest wing when required. The home was meticulously designed to be light, open and easy to take care of, yet full of details which have resulted in a spectacular home.