Located inside a conservation zone, the house has been up to date by Sam Crawford Architects to brighten its darkish inside and remodel it into an city “sanctuary”.
Alterations to the 198-square-metre house’s inside are first seen in its entrance, the place a stair with open treads and a white-steel balustrade replaces a strong timber construction that beforehand restricted gentle from a skylight above.
Down from the entry corridor is a spacious ground-floor kitchen and eating space, which is illuminated by 4.5-metre-high glass openings that lead out to a landscaped patio. The patio is paved with limestone tiles that reach out from the inside.
“By extending the bottom flooring finishes by way of the full-width doorways into the rear yard, the backyard and high-level inexperienced trellises on the rear of the positioning type the fourth wall to the rear wing,” studio director Sam Crawford informed Dezeen.
“They create a way of enclosure that attracts the occupant’s eye as much as the expanse of the sky fairly than surrounding suburbia.”
A concrete ceiling in Hidden Backyard Home’s kitchen curves upwards to assist draw within the winter solar and supply summer time shading, whereas operable clerestory home windows permit pure air flow.
Above, this curved ceiling types a sloped roof terrace crammed with vegetation, which is located off the primary bed room on the higher flooring.
An ensuite lavatory, additionally lined with limestone flooring tiles, has expansive openings providing a scenic but non-public bathing expertise enabled by angled timber screens and the terrace’s greenery.
“The rolling inexperienced roof serves as a visible barrier to the encircling suburb, while permitting the occupants to occupy their non-public backyard oasis,” added Crawford.
Hidden Backyard Home’s constant materials palette of brilliant white partitions and picket furnishings ties its dwelling areas collectively, whereas ornamental sq. tiles line each the kitchen and bogs.
Curved particulars, such because the patio’s form and the kitchen island and splashback, additionally characteristic all through.
Different alterations that have been made to enhance Hidden Backyard Home’s structure embody the relocation of entrances to the bottom flooring laundry room and toilet.
The images is by Tom Ferguson.
Architect: Sam Crawford Architects
Structural engineer: Cantilever Engineers
Civil & hydraulic engineer: Partridge
Acoustic engineer: Acoustic Logic
Heritage guide: Damian O’Toole City Planning
Amount Surveyor: QS Plus
Panorama design: Gabrielle Pelletier, SCA
Roof backyard provider: Fytogreen Australia