Planned to embrace the sun and social street frontage, this family home opens to the north – blurring the interface between spaces and providing flexible year-round living. Garaging and parking are demoted to the rear of the site, allowing decks, pool and outdoor living zones to flow together at the front of the site. A recessed picture window connects views from the main living room to the pool and corner opening sliders peel back, connecting the kitchen to the deck.
Contractor: Avon Dickie Construction
Photographer: Sarah Rowlands Photography
The mix of dark stained vertical shiplap cedar cladding against the two-storey plaster form adds warmth and texture at pedestrian level; louvres around the elevations add depth, shadow and privacy. Cedar ceiling battens over the kitchen extend to the outside transitioning into a Cedar pergola, defining the outdoor dining space and providing shelter from the western sun.
Designed around a double height central void connecting the living on the ground floor to the bedrooms upstairs, the interior is considered and precise while still providing flexibility for a growing family.