Griffith Street House was built in 1929 and our family lived in the house for 12 years before renovating and our experience informed how we changed the house to better suit our family’s needs.
The house needed to be functional, to respectfully connect to the original character home and, most importantly, be a comfortable and relaxing family retreat.
Within the house, the separation and complex relationship between the public and private parts of the house were dysfunctional and fine tuning the relationship of these spaces was essential to our home’s successful function. Bedrooms and study were placed on the upper level away and all other more public spaces were placed downstairs, with flexibility to separate areas as required.
To create a calm atmosphere, it was important to merge indoor and outdoor spaces by incorporating large openings and vistas to landscape and the backyard.
Andrew Spencer Landscaping, Landscape Consultant
Excio Group Pty Ltd, Structural Engineer