New South Wales
Turramurra Threads sees the revitalisation of an existing Victorian cottage into a contemporary, yet considerate family home. A recessive shadow of the existing, the new dark-clad living pavilions hide behind the existing cottage on the sloping site.
A ‘journey’ was envisaged through the site; akin to meandering through a garden. A new archway links old and new, adjacent to a pocket garden, and creates a picture frame for immediate, distant views of the garden. Basking in a calm atmosphere and natural amenity, the ‘clearing’ of the living area unfolds from the stairwell, creating a central catchment for the young family.
Bench seating offers a place to pause next to the courtyard, whereby this garden-like sequence can be further enjoyed. Angled stone steps guide the occupants around the existing jacaranda tree, completing the sequence of spaces from front to back.