Ibbetson House Additions | Max Pritchard Gunner Architects

Ibbetson House Additions | Max Pritchard Gunner Architects | Photographer: Sam Noonan

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Ibbetson House Additions | Max Pritchard Gunner Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna
Year
2024
Chapter

South Australia

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Builder
Milne Projects
Photographer
Sam Noonan
Project summary

After purchasing a State Heritage listed house in the inner city, our clients’ wanted to substantially increase guest accommodation, garaging and add a modern light filled living area / entertaining space. Even for this relatively large block clever space planning was a necessary to include all their requirements without dominating the original heritage structure.

At the rear is a two-level addition, with a large living area opening out to a carefully landscaped courtyard and swimming pool. A large, glazed roof section shafts winter sun into the living area with an external blind providing summer shade. A wall of locally sourced random stone encloses the rear of the courtyard and extends through the lounge room, tying the interior and exterior to add to the feeling of space.

A two storey structure and with an undercroft presents as a distinctly separate modern structure, neutral and neat, not dominating the finely detailed original house.

The journey to a successful house is the relationship between the Architect, Owner and Builder. This is the third house we have completed with Max and Tess during a 12 year period. This demonstrates their level of understanding of our lifestyle that they have been able to bring to the houses that he has designed for us. Maintaining the integrity of the historical section of the house and providing a transition to the new extension was the key. The house provides spaces that are practical, elegant and easy to live in whether you are the owners or guests.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

David Baptiste, Landscape Consultant
Sam Case, Engineer

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