The design was a collaboration between Architect and Builder (the client).
Brief: to create a strong architectural statement, mindful of the practicalities of construction. It needed to be beautiful as well as practical to build and ultimately live in.
The house is located in a Heritage Precinct. We decided to create a design that responded to the strict Heritage conditions at the front of the site (the street front) and a more modern solution at the rear of the site. The intention was to create a design that appeared to be a stylish renovation of an existing modest weatherboard home, with a contrasting modern extension at the rear. The old and the new linked via a very lightweight glazed transition in between.
The front component of the house (Heritage street front):
- Main Entry
- Sitting Room
- Master Bedroom, WIR and En-Suite
The rear component of the house (modern living wing):
- Glazed service link
- Alfresco Dining
- 3 Bedrooms
- Powder Room and
AMG Architects worked extremely closely with the client/builder as well as the neighbours, Council and Heritage Advisor to arrive at a design that satisfied everyone’s requirements. In summary a contemporary suburban house that seamlessly blends into a strict heritage precinct.