A privately developed shared house for a retired couple or group with live in carers.
Our initial architectural idea was to deal with the corner site by revealing the ‘section’ of the heritage streetscape. What happens when the usual pattern of preserving the front four rooms, and adding something contemporary to the back, occurs at a corner house? It is no longer concealed behind a heritage façade. We have attempted to reveal something about the transformation of the entire block, seen like a section of the block by the corner house.
Beyond the hall and front four rooms, we have created an ‘interior’ that extends from boundary wall to boundary wall, incorporating the courtyard. This double height light- weight space sits between two masonry ‘bookends’; being the original house and the new garage.
Builder: Landmark Builders
Photographer: John Gollings