The owners of this East Fremantle tuck pointed home, love the high ceilings, wide timber floorboards and the deep verandas that define the Australian Federation era. These were the elements that the clients wished to retain when considering a rear extension.
The original house contains a bathroom, three generously proportioned bedrooms and a living room, all with ornate ceilings and fireplaces. Glazed double doors allow for privacy in the older wing.
At the junction between old and new, a cedar clad second entry point, accessible from the carport, is the most frequently used entrance. Here a skillion roof adequately protects high windows, providing natural light and ventilation. Beyond the pop-up skillion, a hip and valley roof mimics the original home, housing a powder room, laundry, kitchen/dining/living, master bedroom, ensuite, WIR and outdoor verandas.