The design therefore morphed into a single storey split level addition at the rear, with extensive updating and renovating of the existing part of the house.
The owners love lots of natural light, so I went with a skillion roof design for the rear with north-facing highlight windows and a north-facing deck. Large louvre windows face the backyard which, despite the split-level design, is still much lower than the living room floor level. The windows create a strong visual connection with the garden and provide cross-ventilation.
New hardstand car space at the front with StoneSet permeable paving
Bespoke kitchen, joinery and bathroom design
High ceilings with north-facing highlight windows
Open plan living
Builder: MAG Constructions
Structural engineer: Alba and Associates
Stormwater engineer: ITM Design
BASIX: hecticrAt Architects
Approval path: Development Application, Willoughby Council