Awarded best use of materials in House and Gardens Top 50, this extension of a post war brick house in Kew creates a clear delineation between the old and the new. With the owners in the outdoor dining and BBQ industry, the house required a significant outdoor entertaining focus.
The existing south facing back yard required a solution to activate the outdoor spaces and create a sustainable transformation of the otherwise dark home. By transforming the ‘old’ house into the private bedroom wing and creating a ‘new’ house at the rear of the property, the living areas became open and free flowing northerly facing spaces and the previously south facing backyard, becomes a sun flooded northerly garden. A long activated corridor links the old and the new, wrapping the house around a pool and outdoor entertaining area. A new entry was created at the rear of the old house, allowing amazing views across the pool upon entry.
A careful mix of concrete, solid timber including reclaimed feature pieces, steel details and stonework come together to create a warm, sophisticated and robust palate that has been highly awarded.Back to Projects