• HOWE ALLAN HOUSE Mosman, Sydney, Australia | 2014

    This project is the extension and reworking of an early Twentieth Century Arts and Crafts bungalow. The existing house had been poorly renovated in the 1980s and suffered from a lack of connection to the north facing rear yard and awkwardly configured children’s bedrooms within an attic conversion. The client’s brief was to open the house to the rear yard, provide 3 new children’s bedrooms on an upper level, together with new bathrooms, laundry and wardrobes and to rework the rooms of the original house to provide a library / music room and TV room. A small swimming pool and new carport were also required in the rear yard.

    The strategy adopted was to demolish the 1980s additions and construct a new 2 level structure to house the main living / dining / kitchen space on the lower level and 3 identical children’s bedrooms on the upper level. An existing dormer window has been split along it’s ridge line to create 2 bathrooms, with their mirrored walls reflecting the original space.

    Conceptually the old and new simply butt up to each other, with the new rear wing incorporating the materials of the original house but with contemporary form and detailing.

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