The brief for this courtyard house included a desire to retain the existing façade of this 1950s Art Deco-meets-Spanish Bungalow weatherboard cottage.
Architecture Interior Design
The brief for this courtyard house included a desire to retain the existing façade of this 1950s Art Deco-meets-Spanish Bungalow weatherboard cottage. A contemporary, open living and kitchen space is plugged to the back of the house extension, opening the house up completely to the north facing rear garden. Ancillary spaces are tucked behind the living space along the southern boundary allowing the roof plane to float above. This enhances a sense of generous space and indoor outdoor living, offering strips of sky and borrowed views to the significantly treed landscape of neighbouring yards. The modern design and material palette, of unpainted natural materials, including burnished concrete floors and concrete block walls, offset by contrasting planes of white and charcoal, provide an appropriate canvas for the client’s extensive Danish furniture collection.