The new living spaces cascade along the northern side of the house. This image was taken standing in the kids rumpus room looking through the kitchen and dining spaces to the formal lounge room beyond. We specified dark slate tiles below all northern glazing to maximise solar gains through thermal mass. The skylight in the kitchen was once an essential fitting to maximise natural light in the house, it is now unnecessary.
Our clients wanted to retain the history of the house but open it up and remove some of the wasteful circulation space to create more room to live. They didn’t want a larger house, but a more practical, greener home that suited their lifestyle. As such, we re-connected their living spaces, enlarged the kitchen by removing its surrounding corridors and maximised the useability of the house without the need for an extension.
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This renovation brought new life to a cluttered and dark building without losing its history. The new design has resulted in lower heating and cooling costs as well as better natural light and ventilation to the new spaces. Our clients commented that their home went from somewhere they were itching to move away from, to somewhere they would struggle to leave.
With light streaming in from the main kitchen/dining area, the formal living room feels different. The beautiful pitched timber ceiling feels loftier. It was originally a very dark and closed down room. Now, the doors between the kitchen/dining area open up to allow more light in from the north and a bigger opening to the south allows better flow into the space from the front door.