After debating whether to renovate or start afresh, the owners decided a new home would make better use of their 822sqm block. Jarrah floorboards were salvaged from the original home for use as wall and soffit linings.
Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this triangular shaped block is narrow at the front and wide at the rear. Aside from a double garage protruding to the front, the plan is essentially ‘U’ shaped. Master bedroom, playroom and kitchen all open onto the belly of the ‘U’, - a lush rear yard with covered patio area. The north facing front yard with pool is also accessible from the open plan kitchen/living space - an essential part of the brief with the owners wishing to keep an eye on their young children at play.
There is a nod to the late 1950’s American Case Study houses with interior/exterior rubble walls, exposed concrete aggregate, butterfly roof and floor to ceiling glass. All four bedrooms are neatly contained along one wing of the pavilion style home.
HIA-ANZ Perth Housing Award, 2008.