QUEENS PARK HOUSE
The client brief was to add a contemporary extension to a traditional Victorian terrace house. The project is about linear elements and how they are linked to form, structure and space. Apertures are created within the space to bring in light, ventilation and views and help to connect the house to the site.
The existing Victorian brick facade is restored to highlight existing elements such as windows, timber mounding, plaster details and fireplaces. The facade maintains its relationship with the other Victorian buildings in the streetscape.
The rear of the house is in direct contrast to the home’s Victorian roots. A new lightweight timber frame extension with custom-made timber roof trusses and portals creates a large, open living space. Huge high-mounted windows between the trusses allow access to natural light, whilst providing privacy from neighbouring properties. Large sliding timber stacking doors are used to connect the internal and outdoor spaces. The hardwood balcony balustrade integrates an outdoor bench seat, and a handrail and stairs connect the house to the rear garden.
Custom white-lacquered joinery runs the full length of the southern wall of the living area containing a credenza, full-height storage and a simple galley kitchen consisting of an integrated stainless steel bench and sink, while the continuous opaque window forms the splashback.
The result is a refined resolution of old and new elements creating a liveable, light and airy home.
Photographer- Sharrin Rees