An existing federation weatherboard cottage, circa 1910, oriented north to the street, within a Heritage Precinct, presented a challenging proposition to fulfill the client’s brief to create ‘light and bright spaces opening up onto the garden’.
The extension is a dynamic and playful form, bringing an abundance of northern light deep into the home, yet is barely visible from the street, thus visually subservient, allowing the heritage streetscape to remain intact.
The asymmetric red brick chimney anchors the new extension to site, leaning into the form of the new building whilst taking cues from surrounding roofscapes.
Reflecting the modest budget, Wentworth House is humble in materiality and scale, being less than 48m2 of additional footprint, yet benefits from a highly efficient design which creates boundless livability and connection to site. New life has been breathed into a home which can sustain its growing family for many years.
Kate Symons, Project and Design Architect
Lucy Wilkes, Graduate of Architecture
Access Hardware, Door Hardware
Aldanmark Consulting Engineers, Engineer
Casa Monde Lighting, Lighting Consultant
Pitt & Sherry Building Surveyors, Building Surveyor
Pitt & Sherry, Energy Consultant
Rogerson & Birch, Land Surveyor