lf House

A new wing at the back of a 1950’s split level home. A previous, poorly considered addition has been removed and a light filled timber and concrete block wing added. New kitchens, wet areas, flooring and landscaping will enhance a beautiful example of early modernist architecture in the act. The project allows for multi-generational living within distinct areas of the home. Residents can come together when desired in central, common living rooms, but can also gain individual privacy at other times by moving outside of common spaces to smaller scaled, more private wings. The new wing integrates subtle references to roof pitch and proportion of the original house, but achieves a sense of modernity through use of contemporary detailing and material choice. This strategy retains the integrity of the original home but also ensures that new works become a considered and thoughtful companion


Award Winner: Residential Architecture (Alterations & Additions) category, Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter Awards 2016


BUILDER:Country Builders
JOINERY: Matrix Joinery
PHOTOS: LightStudies and BWA