BEATRIX ROWE, in close collaboration with Pop Architecture, transformed a run-down Edwardian house into an inspired, contemporary, home that balances its period assets with a desire for greater connection to nature and light. Underpinned by the essential brief for a well-functioning family home, the design also celebrates form, light and texture.
A high clerestory window in the hallway, configured to frame a towering Eucalypt in a neighbouring property; helps delineate between old and new sections of the house and is a perfect vehicle for flooding the darker, older interior spaces with natural light and a sense of spaciousness.
Soft edges and curved forms feature in the design of the interior, drawing from the motifs expressed in the architecture, while also mimicking the arcs of light that are captured when the northern sun casts shafts of light into the spaces.
Externally, the monolithic textured brick wall with integrated pizza oven, carries through into the interior, visually linking the inside with outside. Internally, the material selection, joinery details and custom furnishings take cue from the curved architectural forms, the result being a robust, textured and light filled family home.
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